Comtech Telecommunications Receives $9.4 Million Order for GaN SSPA's to Provide In-Flight Connectivity

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc.; a part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, 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 will be used to 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.

Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., is a manufacturer of 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.