Wavestream Wins Military Ka-band Amplifier Order from General Dynamics
[Satellite Today 06-29-09] Wavestream Corp. received orders totaling more than $50 million from General Dynamics for products from Wavestream’s family of Ka-band SSPAs for the U.S. Army’s new satellite transportable terminals, Wavestream announced June 26.
The product being delivered to General Dynamics is a 50-Watt Ka-band SSPA with integrated BUC, which is part of a family of Ka-band products by Wavestream that includes 12-Watt and 25-Watt models. To date, Wavestream has delivered over 600 Ka-band SSPAs to General Dynamics.
“We are driving Ka product line capacity to 100-plus units per month to accommodate the increased demand. … These Ka-band systems will provide critical real-time bandwidth to our soldiers in hazardous and extreme conditions in the field,” Wavestream President and CEO Cliff Cooke said in a statement.