The High Power / Low Noise Amplifier (TH-HLD-7260) is interconnecting the SDU with the Thuraya Aero antenna system and is packaged into a single, compact component. For the transmit direction the HLD operates as a High Power Amplifier in order to provide the necessary EIRP to the Thuraya satellite. In receive direction the HLD operates as a very sensitive Low Noise Amplifier in order to amplify the receive signal from the high gain antenna. It forms part of a broadband single channel system and reduces overall box-count, system weight and complexity. The system supports applications such as VPN, e-mail, phone calls and internet browsing.