Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Contract for
Industry-Leading Satellite Power Amplifiers
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced
today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom
Technology, Inc., received an order for $1.1 million for the company’s
500-Watt, continuous wave (“CW”), high-power amplifiers for high throughput
satellite (“HTS”) services operating in the Ka-band frequency.
Comtech Xicom’s power amplifiers are designed for high reliability and
superior technical performance. These 500-Watt amplifiers feature the highest
combination of CW output power and bandwidth in Ka-band available in the
industry today. The fully self-contained traveling wave tube-based amplifier
(“TWTA”) mounts directly to the outdoor antenna to maximize the available
power and minimize signal degradation within the uplink system. These
high-power amplifiers are also used for controlling and maintaining the
spacecraft’s geostationary orbit for major HTS systems.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp., stated, “Satellite networks are ideal for providing
high-capacity internet connectivity to remote portions for the globe. We
continue to see strong demand for Comtech Xicom’s leading-edge SATCOM products
as the Ka-band HTS market expands globally. We are pleased that customers
appreciate the performance and value of Comtech Xicom’s Amplifiers to fulfill
their ongoing HTS system needs.”
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
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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