Ohio Company Creating Defense After Winning NASA Contract
A small Ohio defense contractor that manufactures 90 percent of its products for the military is reportedly planning to add new defense jobs after being awarded a new NASA contract.
According to the Middletown Journal, NuWaves Engineering won the contract to manufacture a power amplifier for a radar system in space that monitors the Earth. NASA reportedly sought out NuWaves due to the circuit that can switch in less than one microsecond, the company said.
Jeff Wells, chief executive officer of the defense contractor, told the news source the company also received a contract from U.S. Navy’s Tactical Training Ranges to make a ship tracking system and other fleet support systems.
As a result of the contracts, NuWaves, which currently employs 35 professionals, is looking to hire seven more individuals for defense and intelligence jobs. Often, these positions require professionals with security clearance, as they can typically access top secret information involved in such work.
Wells told the news source he is specifically seeking radio frequency engineers, positions that can often be difficult to fill.