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.




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.


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.


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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