Filtronic, the Leeds based high tech plc specialises in wireless and broadband component design and manufacture, welcomed the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon, at their Filtronic Broadband division in NETPark, Sedgefield, County Durham.
While visiting the site, Sir Michael, a former MP for Darlington, was taken on a tour of the advanced research & design facility. In addition to watching the precision manufacturing production assembly lines in action, he also met with staff.
The visit was in connection with the defence contracts announced in December 2016. As work is expected to begin on a national security deal to supply high-frequency modules to a defence equipment maker for aerospace work, Filtronic is looking to further develop both its products and capabilities on offer to these markets.