$46M to Rome Research to Operate AFRL Information Directorate Labs

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Rome Research Corporation (RRC), a New Hartford, NY-based subsidiary of PAR Technology, received a 5-year, $46 million contract for research and development, testing and evaluation expertise to operate the far-field antenna test ranges, anechoic chambers, and other laboratory facilities for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate. RRC will also conduct exercises and training missions on AFRL fielded technologies in combat. The AFRL Information Directorate operates a far-field antenna test range for evaluation of aircraft’s effects on antennas and airborne systems at its Newport, NY test site… The Newport test site, which is able to test active phased arrays, module arrays, and multi-beam arrays, is the largest facility of its kind in the US. The directorate also operates an RF technology lab, [pdf] which has 2 anechoic chambers to provide a shielded environment for radio frequency testing. Under the contract, work will be performed at the Air Force Research Laboratory facilities located in Rome, Newport, and Stockbridge, NY, and other field locations.

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