Navy chooses Continental Electric to upgrade electronics at submarine communications sites

RF and microwave experts at Continental Electronics Corp. in Dallas will maintain and upgrade electron- ic components of a U.S. Navy high- power communications system that sends one-way text messages to submerged nuclear ballistic missile submarine forces.

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RF and microwave experts at Continental Electronics Corp. in Dallas will maintain and upgrade electron- ic components of a U.S. Navy high- power communications system that sends one-way text messages to submerged nuclear ballistic missile submarine forces.

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C., announced an $11.4 million contract to Continental Electronics to replace several electronic components in the high-power Fixed Submarine Broadcast System (FSBS). Continental Electronics will replace the helic coils that make up part of the antenna matching network, as well as the system's pure water cooling loop system, two grid variometers that make up part of the AN/FRT-64 VLF transmitter, and a power supply in the FSBS very-low-frequency and low-frequency (VLF/LF) transmitter equipment.

The FSBS consists of 10 land sites worldwide that transmit data streams at a slow 50-baud pace to submerged Ohio-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines. The low frequency and high power of the signal can penetrate seawater to enable submarines to remain submerged while receiving messages from national command authorities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Continental Electronics online at www.contelec.com.

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