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Comtech awarded military airborne TWTA contract

(6 November 2017 - Comtech Telecommunications) Comtech Xicom Technology has received a production contract for more than $7.7 million from a U.S. military integrator to supply high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs).

This is the follow-on order for a multi-year airborne strategic military program.

"Comtech is a key supplier on this highly advanced strategic satellite application," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The amplifier is designed for use on multiple airframes, and includes sophisticated electronics that allows the user with the ability to transmit under extreme battlefield conditions. We are pleased to be a long-term partner on this important program."

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 51 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.