Teledyne Awarded $35M U.S. Navy Contract for Maintenance of TWTs in Support of AEGIS Combat System

Teledyne Defense Electronics, doing business as Teledyne Microwave Solutions, has been awarded a $34.96 million firm-fixed-price requirements contract by the U.S. Navy for the repair of traveling wave tubes (TWTs) in support of the AEGIS Combat System.

Work on the model 10 kW TWTs will be performed at the Teledyne MEC 160,000 square foot production facility in Rancho Cordova, California, and is expected to be complete by March 2025. This contract includes a five-year base period with no options. Annual working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders as issued, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

One company was solicited for this sole-source requirement pursuant to the authority set forth in 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-20-D-V001).

Teledyne manufactures a broad range of traveling wave tube technologies and applications for use in diverse markets. Teledyne TWTs are found on many major Electronic Warfare, Radar, and Communication platforms of the U.S. and its allies throughout the world. Our various product lines also include TWTs used for instrumentation, satellite communications, missile, and other mission-critical applications.

Aegis Combat System

The AEGIS (Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System) Combat System is an American integrated naval weapons system developed by the Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA, and now produced by Lockheed Martin.

The system uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

Initially used by the U.S. Navy, the Aegis system is now used also by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Spanish Navy (Armada Española), Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN), Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Over 100 Aegis-equipped ships have been deployed. It is also part of NATO’s European missile defense system.

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