Agilent Technologies wins $35 million contract from U.S. Army for microwave signal generators

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 21 Oct. 2010. Agilent Technologies Inc. won a $35 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver up to 1,600 MXG microwave analog signal generators over seven years, as part of the Army’s Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD) program.

Oct 21st, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 21 Oct. 2010. Agilent Technologies Inc. won a $35 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver up to 1,600 MXG microwave analog signal generators over seven years, as part of the Army’s Test EquipmentModernization (TEMOD) program.

The TEMOD program was developed to replace obsolete general-purpose test equipment with state-of-the-art alternatives. Its mission is to improve the readiness of current and future Army systems, while reducing operating and support costs.

In 2008, the TEMOD program office began investigating options for replacing its inventory of old, obsolete microwave signal generators from several vendors with a single modern, supportable unit, reveals a company representative. Following a 10-month technical evaluation, the Army selected Agilent’s MXG microwave signal generator as the replacement.

Agilent will provide the Army with a special version of the MXG--the N5183M MXG microwave analog signal generator--tailored to its requirements.

“This win marks a significant achievement for Agilent and demonstrates the successful collaboration that can occur when Agilent works hand-in-hand with a customer,” says Guy Séné, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division. “Agilent began working with the TEMOD program office back in 2008, reviewing draft specifications and providing comments. Over the years, this relationship has allowed Agilent to react quickly to overcome any obstacles and ultimately provide the U.S. Army with the cost-effective microwave signal generator replacement it demanded.”

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