US: Comtech Telecommunications’ subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology has won a USD 3.8 million follow-on order from a US based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs). The TWTAs are for a major US Army Satellite Communications programme for transportable satellite communications (SATCOM) systems providing voice, data, video conferencing, Internet and high resolution video connectivity for deployed military forces.
The TWTAs ordered for this challenging Army application are part of Comtech Xicom Technology's industry-leading high efficiency TWTA product line and represent the best technology industry has to offer. The units are small and lightweight enough to be mounted directly at the feed of medium-sized antennas and are designed to operate over -40°C to +60°C. They also incorporate upconversion from L-band for 1-2 GHz input operation and SNMP-based Ethernet monitor and control interfaces.
Source: Comtech telecommunications