Frequency Electronics, Inc., Announces MIDS-JTRS Oscillator contract award valued at approximately $4.5 million

Uniondale, New York, UNITED STATES

MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frequency Electronics, Inc. (“FEI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ-FEIM) announced the award of a contract from BAE Systems for precision “g” (acceleration) compensated Oven-controlled Quartz Oscillators (OCXO) for application in the Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) radio system. These precision oscillators incorporate FEI’s state-of-the-art, patented technology for operating in high dynamic environments and generate precise frequencies that are critical to the overall performance of the MIDS-JTRS system. The contract is valued at approximately $4.5m.

MIDS-JTRS is a four-channel radio designed to run the complex Link 16 waveform and up to three additional communication protocols, including the Airborne Networking Waveform (ANW). The terminal will also be able to host and provide the necessary computer processing to run routing and platform specific applications, allowing for lower cost integration into host platforms.

By utilizing software applications for expanded capability, the MIDS-JTRS terminal enables enhanced operational effectiveness without consuming additional space, weight, or power.  Aircraft such as fighters, tankers, transport, command and control, and rotary wing, along with maritime and fixed sites, are all potential users of the new communication and data link terminal.        

Commenting on the award, Alan Dewar, director of Communication and Navigation Solutions at BAE Systems, said, ”FEI is a silver-level supplier and key provider on the MIDS-JTRS program.”

Stanton Sloane, FEI CEO, added, “We are extremely pleased with this award and the opportunity to continue to deliver one of our core technologies to BAE Systems for this critical government program.”

About Frequency Electronics

Frequency Electronics, Inc. is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high precision timing, frequency control and synchronization products for space and terrestrial applications.  Frequency’s products are used in satellite payloads and in other government, military and commercial, systems including C4ISR, EW, missiles, UAVs, aircraft, secure communications, energy exploration and wireline and wireless communication networks.  With over one thousand systems delivered to defense department and commercial customers, Frequency has received more than 100 awards for excellence in providing high performance electronic assemblies for over 150 space and DOD programs.  The Company invests significant resources in research and development to expand its capabilities and markets.  

Frequency’s Mission Statement: “Our mission is to provide precision time and low phase noise frequency generation systems from 1 Hz to 50 GHz, for space and other challenging environments.”

Subsidiaries and Affiliates: FEI-Zyfer provides GPS and secure timing ("SAASM") capabilities for critical military and commercial applications; FEI-Elcom Tech provides sub-systems for Electronic Warfare (“EW”) and added resources for state-of-the-art RF microwave products.  Additional information is available on the Company’s website:

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Contact information: Stanton Sloane, President, Chief Executive Officer, Steven Bernstein, Chief Financial Officer    Martin Bloch, Executive Chairman of the Board
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