Teledyne Is Awarded an Approximate $8.2 Million Sole Source Contract from U.S. Navy to Support TWTs and Related Proprietary Technologies

December 17, 2018 – Teledyne Wireless LLC, a Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) company which is part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, has been awarded an $8,243,062 contract from the U.S. Navy. The award is a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of evaluation, minor repair and manufacture of 10kW traveling wave tubes (TWTs); manufacture of 13kW traveling wave tubes; government-furnished equipment maintenance for traveling wave tubes; and incidental engineering services.

The contract work will be performed at Teledyne’s primary facility for TWT design and manufacturing in Rancho Cordova, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2023. This work is to support subcomponents of the Aegis Combat System. The traveling wave tube design was originally developed by Teledyne Wireless LLC, who has proprietary design rights for the 10kW and 13kW traveling wave tubes.

A total of $196,276 in Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-19-D-WP83).

TMS 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.