The most recent news


March 23, 2020: Harp Technologies activates contingency plan due to pandemic.

Harp Technologies has activated a contingency plan because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting state of emergency in Finland. This enables to fulfill our commitments towards customers almost nominally while complying with government regulations and minimizing the risk of corona infection to our employees and to other stakeholders. Some delays have generated due to difficulties experienced by some of our subcontractors and component suppliers but we try to minimize that impact on our deliveries. Currently, our sales, customer R&D activities, and project management are running without major problems.

March 5, 2020: Harp Technologies participates in joint offering.

Harp Technologies participates in the Finnish Joint Offering in Situational Awareness Solutions. This joint offering collects together a large range of companies that offer and build jointly satellite-based and UAS-based situational awareness systems for non-military applications. Read the Situational Awareness brochure here.

December 31, 2019: Harp Technologies continues its strong growth.

During the fiscal year 2019, Harp Technologies’ growth has continued and its turnover has reached an all-time high. The company has hit an all-time high in net profit as well. In addition, new design engineers were recruited, facilities were improved, design tools were extended, and several new customer R&D projects were started. All in all, Harp Technologies had a very successful fiscal year in 2019.

October 1, 2019: Harp Technologies at Space Tech Expo Europe 2019.

We would like to invite you to meet us at the Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 on November 19-21, 2019. Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test, and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems, and space-qualified components. It will be held at the Messe Bremen in Bremen, Germany. Please visit us at stand H30 to discuss how we could help you in the areas of RF, microwave, and/or millimetre-wave technology.

BRE exhibitor kit

March 18, 2019: Harp Technologies refurbishes HUTRAD radiometers.

Harp Technologies has refurbished the 6.8 GHz, 10.65 GHz, and 18.7 GHz radiometers of a legacy HUTRAD system. The HUTRAD system was originally developed in the mid-1990s at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University, Espoo, Finland). The refurbished HUTRAD radiometers were successfully applied in the CIMRex flight campaign in the Arctic in March 2019 to support the future passive microwave satellite mission CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer). The work was carried out under a programme of, and funded by, the European Space Agency (ESA) and under the leadership of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

ESA-logo for web

December 31, 2018: Harp Technologies hits an all-time high in net profit.

With the recruitment of new personnel and improvement of our facilities, test equipment, and design tools, as well as an all-time high in the annual net profit, Harp Technologies had a very successful fiscal year in 2018. In addition, the growing project base of ongoing customer projects gives confidence for the year 2019.

December 12, 2018: Harp Technologies shares expertise at ESA Workshop.

Harp Technologies presented “Low-loss millimetre wave ferrite switches for remote sensing and telecommunication” at the 8th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-wave Technology and Applications. The workshop took place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on December 10-12, 2018. On this topic, Mr. Huy Nguyen of Harp Technologies presented the company’s state-of-the-art ferrite switch technology for millimetre waves. The main theme of the workshop was millimetre-wave and terahertz sensing and communications. Harp Technologies sponsored the event as a silver sponsor.

November 1, 2018: Harp Technologies’ new Technical Director nominated.

Mr Petri Jukkala (Lic. Sc.) has started as the new Technical Director of Harp Technologies. Before joining Harp Technologies, Mr. Jukkala had served for 30+ years in the microwave, space, defence, and telecom industries in various engineering, chief engineering, and managerial positions. For example, he has participated in the development of approx. a dozen satellites for astronomy and remote sensing. His vast experience in relevant engineering and managerial disciplines will be valuable for many current and future customer projects.

March 29, 2018: Harp Technologies shares expertise at MicroRad 2018.

Harp Technologies presented “Real-Time RFI Processor for the Next Generation Satellite Radiometers” at the 15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2018), which took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, MA, USA, on March 27-30, 2018. On this topic, Dr Janne Lahtinen of Harp Technologies presented technology to detect anthropogenic Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in microwave remote sensing radiometry. MicroRad is organised biennially and it is the premier gathering of the international microwave radiometer community.