Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.4 Million Contract for Unique High-Performance SATCOM Uplink Subsystems
February 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
February 16, 2017 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
announced today that during its second quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa
Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., which
is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, has received a
contract for $1.4 million to supply high-power, multi-amplifier
subsystems for uplink satellite communications (SATCOM). This unique
system design combines the output power of four 750-watt traveling wave
tube amplifiers (TWTAs) providing both high performance and full-time
SATCOM availability to the operator.
"Our customer was looking for the high output power of a klystron
amplifier but with the size and weight advantages of TWTAs," said Fred
Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. "By combining multiple amplifiers, the customer
gets both the high power and added redundancy for continuos SATCOM
availability. We see a growing market demand for such multi-amplifier
SATCOM uplink systems."
Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a world leader in high-power amplifiers,
manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power
amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications.
The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with
frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum.
Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and
airborne mobile applications. Please visit www.xicomtech.com
for more information.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
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