SWISSto12 launches US entity, St12 RF Solutions Inc.
The new entity will collaborate with Frontgrade Technologies to deliver complex, differentiated RF solutions to the US aerospace market
SWISSto12’s newly incorporated St12 RF Solutions, Inc. will collaborate with Frontgrade Technologies to deliver complex differentiated RF solutions to the US aerospace market that enable the next generation of critical systems and missions
SWISSto12 SA (St12), one of Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace companies and a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions, has recently incorporated St12 RF Solutions, Inc. The new entity has business offices in Manchester, NH, and will focus on engaging government and industry partners in the United States to commercialize advanced RF solutions.
SWISSto12 delivers RF cavity-based components, antennas, and antenna array solutions based on additive manufacturing technology. Its unique and patented RF design, surface finishing, and plating processes for the realization of complex RF solutions, together with advanced RF designs, are deployed in aerospace missions including satellite communications, surveillance, and radar.
St12 RF Solutions, Inc. will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of SWISSto12, SA. Scott Wolf, an experienced executive in the US aerospace market, has been appointed as operating executive for the entity and will report to a majority US citizens Board of Directors – allowing St12 RF Solutions, Inc. to engage seamlessly with US customers for export controlled and restricted programs and missions.
Frontgrade Technologies, a leading provider of RF technologies and related mission-critical electronic solutions, collaborates with SWISSto12 in bringing these unique products to the US market and customers by leveraging a production facility in Exeter, NH, under a licensing agreement with SWISSto12. In January 2023, CAES was acquired by Veritas Capital and rebranded as Frontgrade Technologies.
“This is a milestone in our strategy to engage customers in the US market with SWISSto12’s core capabilities. It is a clear sign of our commitment to the US market and our core mission of being a trusted partner for the development and delivery of differentiated RF solutions for critical missions. In concert with Frontgrade Technologies, our US partner, we will accelerate the introduction of highly responsive and competitive RF solutions to US customers,” said Dr. Emile de Rijk, Founder and CEO of SWISSto12.
“The structure and proximity of St12 RF Solutions will enable us to seamlessly engage with our partner, Frontgrade Technologies, and US customers. We are well-positioned to address their most sensitive and challenging requirements and mission needs. St12 RF Solutions will unite experts in business, project management, engineering, and manufacturing technology to understand our customer’s critical needs and enable their next generation of critical systems based on the advantages of RF additive manufacturing,” said Scott Wolf, Managing Director of St12 RF Solutions, Inc.
“Our long-standing partnership with SWISSto12 has delivered mission-critical RF solutions to the US aerospace market for many years. With the launch of St12 RF Solutions in New Hampshire, we are looking forward to deepening this collaboration and further pooling our expertise. I am confident that our combined capabilities will produce the new designs needed to meet the high-performance requirements of future space and defense missions,” said Mike Elias, President and CEO of Frontgrade Technologies.