PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An unidentified U.S. prime contractor has ordered high-power, K-band satellite communications amplifiers for a U.S. military communications program.
The order was placed with California's Communications and Power Industries LLC and is worth more than $5 million.
Although CPI didn't identify the customer, it said the amplifiers are for worldwide communications connectivity for tactically deployed troops.
"It is an honor for CPI to have been selected to participate in this program supporting the U.S. military," said CPI Chief Executive Officer Joe Caldarelli. "Communications systems that are reliable and rugged, yet small and light, are of critical importance to our warfighters, and CPI has devoted significant resources to developing and manufacturing dependable and state-of-the-art military communications products.
"In particular, our high-power SSPAs and SuperLinear TWTAs, such as the ones being used in this program, have been well received by our military communications customers."
CPI said that under the order, it will provide solid-state and vacuum electron device products, including solid-state power amplifiers with internal block-up converters and CPI's SuperLinear traveling wave tube amplifiers.
Work on the program is expected to continue for five years.
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