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October 5th, 2010

Wavestream... High Powered Dealings (MILSATCOM)

[SatNews] Wavestream Corporation has received a $19 million purchase order from General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies for the company’s high power 50W Ka-band solid state amplifiers to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps satellite communications systems — product deliveries are scheduled starting in October 2010.

Wavestream’s Ka-band products are currently used to support warfighters in the most extreme operating environments. The product has demonstrated exceptional reliability and performance. Wavestream’s Ka-band SSPA is an outdoor, environmentally sealed, compact product that can be mounted close to the antenna feed to reduce waveguide loss. As with all Wavestream products, it is fully tested over the entire operating temperature range and frequency band to guarantee in-spec performance under all operating conditions. “This order is the result of Wavestream’s proven track record for delivering highly reliable, efficient solid state amplifiers in large quantities to meet customer demand,” stated Cliff Cooke, Wavestream president and chief executive officer. “Wavestream has established itself as a world leader in the delivery of SSPAs, having shipped over 6,000 solid state power amplifiers over the past three years, 3,000 of which have been Ka-band. I’m very proud of what Wavestream has accomplished in such a short period of time. We are continuing to grow the company’s capabilities and product portfolio to support our customers worldwide, both in the ground systems and in the broadcast markets.”