19 February 2020
Comtech receives $8.8m contract for Ka-band in-flight connectivity solid-state amplifiers
Comtech Telecommunications Corp of Melville, NY, USA says that, during its fiscal second-quarter 2020, its subsidiary Comtech Xicom Technology Inc of Santa Clara, CA – a part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment that makes tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) for satellite communication (SATCOM) uplink applications – received a contract worth more than $8.8m for Ka-band solid-state amplifiers to be used in an in-flight connectivity satcom application.
“We have incorporated the latest gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state technology for use in a new cabin external application,” says Comtech Telecommunications’ chairman & CEO Fred Kornberg. “We have shipped over 2000 airborne amplifiers to date, and we continue to expand our presence in this growing market.”
Comtech Xicom’s product range spans power levels from 8W to 3kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2-52GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, shipboard and airborne mobile applications.