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Comtech Receives $1.5M Ka-Band Amplifier Order

By | July 6, 2020
Comtech TWTA Amplifier

A Comtech Xicom TWTA Amplifier. Photo: Comtech

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. subsidiary Comtech Xicom Technology has received a $1.5 million contract from a major satellite service provider for Ka-band Gateway Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs), Comtech announced Monday. The 500W Ka-band TWTAs will be delivered later this year for a Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) application. The contract is worth more than $1.5 million. 

“We are proud to be a part of this new build out. TT&C is critical to maintaining the day-to-day operations of any satellite network,” said Fred Kornberg, chairman of the Board and Comtech CEO. “Comtech continues to supply critical [Radio Frequency] RF amplifiers that our customers can rely on in this very competitive marketspace.”

Separately, Comtech subsidiary Comtech EF Data Corp. has received an $1.8 million delivery order to support critical U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army anti-jam modem program, the company announced June 29. This order supports the Air Force and Army Anti-jam Modem (A3M) program under the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The $4.7 million contract has been funded $2.3 million to date.