RF- and mm-wave specialist, Filtronic, has been awarded the Innovative Supplier Collaboration Award from Leonardo as part of the Leonardo Innovation Awards 2023. Accolades are given to key suppliers of the aerospace and defence giant, who have stood out for their commitment to excellence, spirit of collaboration and excellent results achieved.
Filtronic was given this award for innovation in manufacturing, specifically relating to Leonardo’s transmit and receive modules (TRMs). Filtronic has invested in technology that could enable a transition from hybrid assemblies to plastic-packaged modules, resulting in a significant improvement in performance vs. cost. For a typical AESA radar that requires a large number of these components, this could result in a step change in capability.