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Comtech Telecom to Support U.S. Navy Satellite Communication

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February 08, 2011

Comtech Telecom to Support U.S. Navy Satellite Communication

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Comtech Telecommunications, which designs, develops, produces and markets products, systems and services for communications solutions, announced that its subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, received $1 million order from the U.S. Navy for high-power amplifiers.

The order, which is part of an expansion of an existing contract, includes a broad spectrum of new units and repairs for U.S. Navy satellite communications systems, company officials said.

“We are pleased with this contract increase and look forward to continue providing innovative products to the U.S. Navy,” said Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp, in a statement.

Comtech Xicom Technology, a provider of high-power amplifiers, manufactures tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications.

The company’s 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.

Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) plays a key role in providing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive, according to company officials.

In January 2011, Comtech Telecommunications announced that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Moble Datacom, received orders totaling $27.2 million under its Managed Telecommunications Service (MTS (News - Alert)) contract with the U.S. Army.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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