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CAES Lands US Hypersonic Antenna Development Contract; Mike Kahn Quoted

Mike Kahn President and CEO CAES
Mike Kahn, President and CEO, CAES

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) has received a hypersonic antenna development contract of an undisclosed sum from the U.S. government. The company said Monday the contract will require CAES to develop innovative antenna communication devices that could be applied to hypersonic technologies.

“Leveraging our extensive pedigree in developing aperture and antenna technology from our work on orbital launch vehicles, missiles, and guided munitions, CAES is committed to ensuring our customers' success in developing solutions for this critical national priority,“ said Mike Kahn, president and CEO of CAES and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

Current CAES capabilities related to hypersonic antenna technology include advanced seeker technologies for proximity and height-of-burst sensing, datalinks, telemetry, microwave components, high-temperature antennas, phased array sensors, onboard processing, radiation-hardened microelectronics and cryptographic ASICs.

CAES will perform the contract work at its facilities in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and Exeter, New Hampshire.

About CAES

The company has over 50 years of experience in delivering missile and munitions systems to the U.S. military. It has worked on nearly every RF-guided missile and munitions in the U.S. inventory. CAES will continue to offer a full range of solutions for the most critical systems in the world's most advanced weapon technology.

CAES is the largest provider of analog and radiation-hardened technology for the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. With a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf and customized RF, microwave and high-reliability microelectronic products and subsystems, CAES offers a complete range of solutions for the entire signal chain from aperture to digital conversion.

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Written by Noah Chelednik

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