This important market is a combination of two different but similar electronics industries. Richardson Electronics serves in a critical component distribution role and is a provider of Engineered Solutions for both Marine and Avionics Industries. Critical RF & Microwave components are included in applications such as Radar, Navigational Systems, Transponders, DMES – Distance Measuring Equipment/Systems, and Collision Avoidance Systems.


Marine-based electronics include chart-plotters, marine VHF radio, autopilot or self-steering gear, navigation systems, fish-finders, Sonar, Radar, GPS, electronic compass, satellite television, etc.


Richardson Electronics supplies the following products used in marine radar and communications equipment:


MarineRadarGuide-Thumbnail As the distributor for Nisshinbo, Richardson Electronics can match, modify, or custom-design components to meet specific radar requirements. In addition to serving the replacement market, we work closely with original equipment manufacturers to design in new components to produce state-of-the-art radar systems. All NJRC marine components are RoHS compliant. Richardson Electronics offers 24-hour emergency service and immediate product availability from our global distribution centers. Our distribution centers in the U.S. and Europe are ISO 9002 registered, emphasizing our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our customers. For more information, you can search our website or click on the Marine Radar Guide image for a catalog of products.  This catalog requires a password. If you do not have a password, please contact your Richardson Electronics sales representative. 



Richardson Electronics stocks the widest selection of commercial replacement weather radar magnetrons worldwide. These magnetrons can be used in airborne, weather, ground, or military radar applications. They are available in X, S, C, and Ku bands. 

We also supply a line of Nisshinbo high-power magnetrons used in ground weather radar and airport surveillance radar. Along with our broad arrangement of magnetrons, we provide planar triodeslimiterstest equipment, and other related components for DMES, transponders, VHF, and UHF communications.