Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded $7.5 million order for SSPAs for in-flight connectivity app

Comtech Telecommunications

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received an order for $7.5 million for Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to be used in an airborne, In-Flight Connectivity application. This order will be shipped in fiscal 2018. These Gallium Nitride (GaN) SSPAs will enable high-speed satellite connectivity for both airlines and travelers around the world.

"We are pleased to receive this follow-on order for the commercial airborne market, and continue to ramp up our manufacturing capacity in response to growing demand. As airlines move to offer higher speed satellite-based connectivity, we foresee continued growth in this area," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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