TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 11, 2017) - L3 Electron Devices announced today that it was selected to provide its next-generation Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) to Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. The new L3 TWTA provides high-power signal amplification and significantly expands SSL's High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity.
"This is a significant contract from SSL for our next-generation TWTA," said Murray Kennedy, President of L3 Electron Devices. "Our companies have a long history of working together to help expand the world's communications infrastructure and we are honored that SSL continues to place its trust in us."
Adapting to complex waveforms and enabling very high data transmission rates, L3's TWTA addresses increasing power requirements in the HTS market as well as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) frequency designation guidelines.
L3 Electron Devices is part of the Space & Power sector within L3 Technologies' Communication Systems business segment. It is a leading manufacturer of space traveling wave tubes and traveling wave tube amplifiers, electronic power conditioners, electric propulsion systems and microwave vacuum electron devices for commercial and military applications. To learn more about L3 Electron Devices, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com/EDD.
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com.
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Contact: L3 Electron Devices
Christophe Bauer Vice President of Business Development