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L-3 ETI to Develop 600W Ka-Band Traveling Wave Tube for the U.S. Air Force

TORRANCE, Calif., January 13, 2009 – L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc. (L-3 ETI) announced today that it has received combined orders totaling nearly $1 million for the development of a high-efficiency (>50%) 600W Ka-Band communications helix traveling wave tube (TWT). The orders, which will help enhance U.S. Air Force airborne platform communications technology, were placed by two U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contractors.
“We are pleased to be supporting AFRL and both of their high power amplifier contractors on this important development program,” said Alan Piring, L-3 ETI’s vice president of military and telecom TWT products. “Achieving 600 watts at 30 GHz with a high reliability helix TWT will enable platforms that have a high data rate requirement to close their WGS (Wideband Global SATCOM) communications links with margin and avoid the downside impact of combining multiple lower power amplifiers.”
L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of space-qualified TWT, EPC and TWTA products and electric propulsion systems as well as high-performance TWTs for surface and airborne satellite communications uplink, radar, electronic warfare and instrumentation applications. To learn more about L-3 ETI, please visit the company’s Web site at www.L3T.com/eti.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s Web site at www.L3T.com.

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