Azure Intelligen Switchblade Transceiver
Azure Intelligen Switchblade Transceiver

Azure Summit Awarded US Navy Contract for AN/ZLQ-1 V2 Common Chassis Shop Replaceable Assemblies

Azure Summit Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, is awarded a $82,946,212, firm-fixed-price and contract for production, test and evaluation, repairs, engineering services, and integration of Common Chassis AN/ZLQ-1 V2 Shop Replaceable Assemblies to include derivative systems digital signal processor, digital tuner modules, and switches, as well as maintenance, product improvement, training, and testing. Work is expected to be completed by January 2026. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $70,000 will be obligated at time of award, which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

The AN/ZLQ-1 uses specific emitter identification (SEI) to track and detect emitters of interest. Azure Summit Technology, a provider of high-performance RF electronics for the US Department of Defense, has announced that it has received delivery orders on its contract with the US Navy to support the AN/ZLQ-1 V2 Common Chassis for the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMUAS) program, as well as the Submarine Sensor Systems and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) programs. The U.S. Navy is procuring additional four, five, and eight-channel radio frequency (RF) transceivers and 16×12 fully non-blocking RF Switch Matrices for systems deployed on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), submarines, and manned aircraft.

Azure Summit Technology is a mature, growing small business with locations in Fairfax, Virginia, and Melbourne, Florida, that develops and delivers high-performance RF hardware, firmware, and software products, and innovative, practical, multi-function RF systems solutions that address emerging missions of national importance for customers across the Department of Defense. We are a diverse team of highly qualified RF systems engineers and mission subject matter experts (SMEs) with backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, RF, hardware, software, firmware and systems engineering, working together within a creative, innovative, and highly collaborative culture, to deliver cutting edge solutions for our customers.

Azure Summit Technology provides a wide range of multi-channel software defined radio solutions for applications including surveillance, emitter location, direction-finding, interference cancellation, radar and communications. Systems can be tailored to meet a variety of requirements for bandwidth, dynamic range, number of channels, and computational resources. Supported platforms range from resource-constrained small UAVs and wearable devices to manned aircraft and submarines. Azure also offers innovative signal processing solutions to challenging problems in the realm of radio frequency spectrum awareness. The company are problem solvers with a passion to succeed who bring our unique perspectives and diverse experiences together to successfully address our customers’ toughest challenges.

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