Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives Order for Approximately $7.0 Million for Military Communications Amplifiers
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- December 9, 2013-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received an order for approximately $7.0 million from a U.S.-based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers ("TWTAs") for a major U.S. Army Satellite Communications program.
The TWTAs ordered for this challenging Army application are part of Comtech Xicom Technology's new, industry-leading, high efficiency commercial off the shelf TWTA product line and represent the best technology the industry has to offer. They offer an outstanding combination of high-efficiency, small size and light weight, which provides system designers and integrators maximum flexibility for optimizing system designs.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "This award confirms Comtech Xicom Technology's leadership in high-power, high efficiency amplifiers and rewards the significant investment we've made in enhancing efficiency to provide the highest linear powers in the most compact packages possible while maintaining our high standards for quality and reliability. Comtech looks forward to supporting this program and the warfighter for many years to come."
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 believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
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 Exchange Commission filings.
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer