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ITAR Isolators and Circulators in L, S and X-Band  for Military Communication and Radar Applications

Smiths Interconnect announces today the availability of additional engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the US for its broad range of isolator and circulator components in L, S and X-Band.  
Smiths Interconnect has been producing qualified isolators and circulators for over 20 years from its facility in Dundee, Scotland (UK). Now the company’s comprehensive range of high-power isolators and circulators for AESA radar applications, ground-based air surveillance radars, shipboard defense and airborne fire control is also available from the manufacturing site in Salisbury, Maryland, US. These products are designed, manufactured, and tested to serve US customers’ requests that are subject to ITAR and DFAR regulations.
The high-power series of isolators and circulators in L, S and X-Band are designed for phase and temperature stability, phase matching, and robust performance in a multitude of defence environments. They can be configured with a variety of connector/interface configurations, and can be fitted with value added components, couplers, detectors and filters to name a few. The units are tested and verified using Smiths Interconnect’s comprehensive in-house facilities.

“The addition of leading-edge capabilities to our Salisbury site allows us to serve our customers in the US that our site in Dundee could not serve effectively for a variety of ITAR and export control reasons. This aligns with our reputation for excellence and our aspiration to be the partner of choice for cutting-edge connectivity solutions”, said Tullio Panarello, VP and General Manager of the Fibre Optics and RF Components Business Unit at Smiths Interconnect.

Smiths Interconnect’s Isolators and Circulators in L, S and X-Band offer the following features:

  • U.S ITAR and DFAR compliance
  • Optimised electrical performance
  • Qualification for Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA)


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