Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.5 Million to Support U.S. Navy Satellite Communication Systems
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- June 4, 2013 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NAS: CMTL) announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., has recently been awarded four contracts totaling $2.5 million for high-power dual-band traveling wave tube amplifiers ("TWTAs") for the U.S. Navy satellite communications systems.
Comtech Xicom's XTRD-2000C/X provides 2 KW of power from a rack-mounted system below-deck. The XTD-450T is antenna-mounted and provides more than 350W of power. These amplifiers will help provide high priority, high capacity voice, data, and video to combat and support vessels. The U.S. Navy terminals utilize X-band over the Defense Satellite Communications System ("DSCS") or allied military satellites and C-band over commercial satellites.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., stated, "Comtech Xicom's high-power amplifiers provide reliable high data rate communications and are a critical component for the U.S. Navy's communications infrastructure. We are proud to receive these orders and to support this ongoing 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 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.
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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