Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded $1.4 million contract for unique high-performance SATCOM up


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. 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."

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