MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y., March 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frequency Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEIM) has been awarded a contract to supply secure communication equipment for a US/DOD missile program. The equipment was developed and is being manufactured by FEI-Zyfer, Frequency's wholly owned subsidiary located in Garden Grove, CA. It enhances secure communications for command and control of multiple missile sites utilizing FEI's advanced-development Low G sensitivity quartz and ruggedized rubidium atomic clocks and FEI-Zyfer's timing system expertise. The initial phase contract value exceeds $5 million, with approximately $3 million of initial funding. The total procurement value including a follow on second phase is expected to exceed $10 million. The equipment is planned to be delivered over the next 18 months.
Commenting on the award, Martin Bloch, CEO said: "As with many other applications we are uniquely qualified to meet the requirements of this very important DOD program. Our system incorporates the exceptional performance of Frequency's rubidium atomic standards and Low G sensitivity technology together with FEI-Zyfer's expertise in GPS and timing solutions for secure communications."
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 commercial, government and military systems including C4ISR markets, missiles, UAVs, aircraft, GPS, secure radios, energy exploration and wireline and wireless communication networks. Frequency has received over 100 awards of excellence for achievements in providing high performance electronic assemblies for over 150 space and DOD programs. The Company invests significant resources in research and development and strategic acquisitions world-wide 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 46 GHz, for space and other challenging environments."
Subsidiaries and Affiliates: Gillam-FEI provides expertise in network synchronization and monitoring; FEI-Zyfer provides GPS and secure timing ("SAASM") capabilities for critical military and commercial applications; FEI-Asia provides cost effective manufacturing capabilities; FEI-Elcom Tech provides added resources for state-of-the-art RF microwave products. Frequency's Morion affiliate supplies high-quality, cost effective quartz oscillators and components. Additional information is available on the Company's website: www.frequencyelectronics.com
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Contact information: Alan Miller, CFO, or General Joseph P. Franklin, Chairman: Telephone: (516) 794-4500 WEBSITE: www.frequencyelectronics.com