Link adds L-3 EDD franchise -

Link adds L-3 EDD franchise

LONDON — Link Microtek, a specialist supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems, has been appointed as exclusive U.K. representative for L-3 Communications Electron Devices (L-3 EDD).

Formerly known as Litton Tubes until it was acquired by U.S. conglomerate L-3 Communications in 2003, L-3 EDD has been manufacturing microwave vacuum devices for over 50 years, and its product range includes travelling wave tubes, klystrons, magnetrons, crossed-field amplifiers and thyratrons. Its manufacturing facilities are in San Carlos, CA and Williamsport, PA.

The devices are used in a variety of military applications, as well as in commercial radar, broadcast transmitters, satellite communications, high-energy physics research and medical applications.

Steve Cranstone, Link Microtek's managing director, said, “The L-3 EDD product range is a brilliant fit for LinkMicrotek. All our directors come from a tube background, so as a company we are steeped in the technology. Also, since we already represent L-3's other major RF and microwave companies – Narda Microwave and Narda Safety Test Solutions – we are a known entity to them.”

From left: Joseph Miklos, Director of Sales and Marketing, L-3 EDD Williamsport; Steve Cranstone, Managing Director, Link Microtek Ltd; Rob Elmore, VP Marketing, L-3 EDD San Carlos.

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