Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Approximately $2.0 Million Award for High Throughput Satellite (HTS) System Amplifiers
June 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
June 29, 2016-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced
today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom
Technology, Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions
segment, received a Ka-band high-power amplifier contract for over $2.0
million from a leading satellite communications (SATCOM) operator. These
amplifiers will be deployed on three continents to launch a major new
High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system.
High Throughput Satellites are a new generation of spacecraft, capable
of delivering vast throughput when compared to conventional satellite
systems by using spot beams for frequency re-use and increased gain.
Many HTS systems operate at Ka-band where more spectrum is available,
leading to further increased capacity.
"The need for configurable bandwidth at diverse customer locations,
coupled with the capacity afforded by High Throughput Satellites has
transformed the satellite communications industry in recent years," said
Dr. Stanton Sloane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. "Comtech Xicom is the supplier of choice in the
HTS marketplace. We are working across the globe to help our customers
increase their capacity and extend their footprints to meet the demand
for satellite data transmission."
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
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
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