Thales has been the leader in Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) for over 70 years, and is the N°1 supplier for data transmissions via satellite. We have contributed to SATCOM uplinks for nearly 40 years, spanning both civil and military frequencies. We have an established reputation for high-quality products and reactive engineering customer support.

Thales is constantly improving its product portfolio and relies on a strong industrial know-how to satisfy its customers. Thales is manufacturing price competitive, high-quality TWTs with a durable continuous improvement plan.

TWT's that connect you to the world: Earth station, mobile and transportable terminals for analog/digital TV, voice, or data transmissions.

The integration of Thales components enhances the performance of your SATCOM systems.


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SatCom Uplink TWT Product Families

  • Product family: For each product family, Thales offers several different part-numbers with specific parameters such as bandwidth, peak power, dimensions, switch on mode, etc...
  • Customised products: Thales can customise some TWT parameters to answer specific market requirements including: bandwidth, optimised version in CW (Continuous Wave) operation, peak power version, optimised prime power, switch on mode, air forced or conduction cooling.

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Civil Applications

Thales provides TWTs for all major uplink SATCOM HPA manufacturers for applications in Ku, DBS & Ka band.

TWT for DBS (direct broadcast satellite) applications are widely used in ground uplink stations.

Thales developed the TH 3977 DH family operating at 750 W within DBS bandwidth.

This product offers operators state of the art performances with remarkable reliability.

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Military Applications

Thales is a leading supplier in uplink military SATCOM in X, Ku, Ka & Q band.

Thales's TH 4080 family is a mini-TWT operating in the Ka band from 27.5 to 31 GHz.

Lightweight and compact, with a large bandwidth, it's perfect for portable uplink systems.

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