Posted on: 16 April 2012 by Mark Howells
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been chosen by LiveTV to develop and produce tri-band radomes to support the in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider’s systems for commercial airlines.
Radomes are structural, weatherproof enclosures designed to be transparent to micro or radio waves while protecting antenna or electronic surfaces from the elements.
“General Dynamics’ tri-band radomes will help increase the performance of LiveTV’s entertainment system, giving commercial airline passengers more connectivity than any other communication system currently available,” declared vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Jim Losse.
To be conducted at the General Dynamics’s facility in Marion, VA, it is expected that development work on the LiveTV radomes will begin immediately with production planned for late 2012.