Satellite Technology Feature Article
Comtech Telecommunications Receives $2.9 Million Order from Military Contractor
By Katie Gatto, TMCnet Contributor
When it comes to running a business, there are a few things that each wants to have. One of those things is a big order and the other is to work with a client who is likely to have recurring needs. One way to attain both of these things is to snag a contract with the government. The only problem is that it is not possible for every company to get in bed with their government.
So what is the next best thing? Simple – make a deal with a firm that has a government contract. If you can sub-contract some of their needs, you will have a better shot at getting the big orders and the ongoing contracts without the hassle of dealing with the bidding process.
That is the situation for one company, Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) Corp., who has snagged a deal with a government contractor to give it something essential, resulting in a significant bit of revenue for the company.
The company has had an order placed for its XTS-40X-B1 outdoor solid-state power amplifier. The order, which will net the company about $2.9 million when all is said and done, is being placed by a government contractor who remained anonymous in the statement.
Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., certainly seemed excited about the order, saying, “The XTS-40X-B1 is targeted at government SATCOM users who build very compact and cost effective transportable systems. We think this is a tremendous product that sets the bar very high in the MILSATCOM marketplace.”
For those of you who are not familiar with this system, the XTS-40X-B1 is designed to provide high output power for mobile military applications. The system is additionally designed to work with military SATCOM terminals, and comes in a relatively small case with a durable outer hull.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo