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April 24, 2009

Comtech Mobile receives $8m order for BFT-HC transceiver

It will maximize satellite bandwidth efficiency and enable operations in highly disadvantaged areas

By CBR Staff Writer

Comtech Telecommunications has announced that its subsidiary Comtech Mobile Datacom has received an $8m order under its indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the US Army Communications Electronics Command. Total orders received to date against this $216m contract increased to $211.3m.

Under this order, Comtech will build, test, and deliver its next-generation Blue Force Tracking High Capacity (BFT-HC) satellite transceiver to the US Army.

According to the company, the order also includes field testing and demonstration of Comtech’s network system as well as preliminary testing of its BFT-HC satellite ground and aviation transceivers.

Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications, said: We look forward to continuing our close partnership with our BFT customer, as together, we work to deliver advanced systems and solutions needed by US military personnel. We remain proud of our continued involvement in the FBCB2-BFT Program, and look forward to supporting the new Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) program and other critical programs for the Department of Defense.

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services through the use of advanced communication and network technology.

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