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Comtech receives order for Solid-State Power Amplifiers for in-flight connectivity

(13 December 2017 - Comtech Xicom) Comtech Xicom Technology has received an order for more than $9.4 million for Solid-State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) to be used in an airborne, In-Flight Connectivity application.

These Gallium Nitride (GaN) SSPAs enable high-speed satellite connectivity in the cabin. This order will support Comtech Xicom Technology's continued production of this product through the latter part of 2018.

"Travelers expect fast and reliable broadband satellite connectivity in the air. We are pleased to support our customer as they roll out solutions to fulfill these needs," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

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.