FreeWave Technologies' Popular Military Wireless Data Radios Surpass One Million Flight Hours

Company increases flight time by 20 percent year over year based on demand by major government and defense OEMs

Aug 16, 2011, 09:01 ET from FreeWave Technologies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AUVSI, Booth #738 -- FreeWave Technologies, (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced its radios for government and defense applications have logged more than one million hours of flight time since the company began shipping its first military radio in 1997. The one million milestone represents a 20 percent increase in logged flight time since just one year ago demonstrating the continuing market momentum FreeWave's wireless data radios are experiencing among government and defense OEMs. FreeWave will showcase its entire line of government and defense wireless data radios and provide hands-on demos of its latest technology at AUVSI 2011 (booth #738).

"We now have logged more than one million flight hours with some of the top military, government agencies and OEM's around the world," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "FreeWave radios are proven to be reliable in adverse weather, difficult terrain, and have extreme noise immunity. Those features coupled with long-range high-speed capability, small footprint, light weight and extended battery life have become critical factors in our success."

FreeWave radios are used for a variety of military applications. Examples include, command and control of unmanned vehicles and robotics; biological and chemical sensing; asset tracking; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Micro UAV; guided parachutes; soldier training and war game applications; and more. At the beginning of the year, FreeWave also partnered with MicroBee Systems, Inc. ( of Huntsville, Alabama to sell FreeWave products and solutions directly to federal customers through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 Contract. Over the past eight months, FreeWave and MicroBee have seen interest from many government contractors and customers helping increase interest for its product in this marketplace(see FreeWave's announcement regarding MicroBee tomorrow, Aug. 17, 2011).

"The government and defense marketplaces are two of the most important industries for FreeWave," explained Sharma. "Our customers have come to expect the very best in technology and service from FreeWave. Their input has helped shape our product development efforts by delivering products that meet their mission critical requirements every single day on the battlefield and beyond. We look forward to continuing to satisfy their future needs with innovative solutions based on their input."

FreeWave will showcase its full line of military radio solutions at AUVSI 2011 in its booth (#738) and will highlight its MM2 family of radios. These tiny form factor radios offer all of the same features of FreeWave's standard-sized radios but in a much smaller package. The MM2 is designed specifically for unmanned systems and weighs a mere 14 grams with a size of 1.4-inches high by 2.0 inches wide. Its tiny features, light weight, long-range ability, versatility and security make this radio ideal for UAVs – giving them longer flight times. For more information, stop by FreeWave's booth (#738) or visit:

About FreeWave Technologies

Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high performing, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission. Through engineering excellence and a relentless commitment to best-in-class manufacturing, FreeWave customers enjoy superior radio up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership available. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios that are the leading choice for oil and gas, utility, military and numerous other industrial applications. Organizations that count on radio data communications for operational success – where failure and down-time are not an option – trust FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that are unparalleled in the market. For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866.399.4930 or at Visit the company's website at

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