Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.5 Million Order for Solid-State High-Power Amplifiers for Military Applications
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
September 24, 2014 -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL)
announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary,
Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., has received a $2.5 million order to
supply solid-state high-power amplifiers to a military integrator. The
order was for a new high power Gallium-Nitride (GaN) based SSPA product
that will upgrade existing transportable satellite communications
(SATCOM) systems providing voice, data, video conferencing, internet and
high resolution video connectivity for deployed military forces. Comtech
Xicom's rugged, compact SSPA features robust designs ensuring highly
efficient and reliable operation in challenging environments.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. said, "Comtech Xicom has developed a critical
piece of hardware needed to upgrade an already proven military network.
Our team worked closely with the customer to ensure that our product
would meet the especially challenging requirements on this program and
also meet the schedule needs of the end customers. As a result, Comtech
Xicom now offers the leading product of its kind with this SSPA and will
have a large fielded base demonstrating its robustness. Our factory has
ramped up to deliver these amplifiers quickly, as we continue to expand
our business with our military OEM customers."
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.
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