Comtech wins $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking aviation satellite communication transceivers

GERMANTOWN, Md. Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., part of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s (Nasdaq:CMTL) Government Solutions segment in Germantown, Maryland, won a five-year, firm fixed price (FFP), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) satellite communications (SATCOM)-based aviation terminals to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Comtech wins $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking aviation satellite communication transceivers
Comtech wins $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking aviation satellite communication transceivers

GERMANTOWN, Md. Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., part of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s (Nasdaq:CMTL) Government Solutions segment in Germantown, Maryland, won a five-year, firm fixed price (FFP), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) satellite communications (SATCOM)-based aviation terminals to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Comtech wins $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking aviation satellite communication transceiversComtech wins $4.2 million contract to provide Blue Force Tracking aviation satellite communication transceiversComtech will deliver its AVX-06-203 Aviation Satellite Communication Transceivers under this new contract. The company also previously won a $42.7 million contract to provide sustainment support for the BFT-1 program.

"This award demonstrates the critical role that our Mobile Datacom organization continues to play in providing the U.S. military with trusted BFT-1 satellite tracking communication capability,” says Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services using advanced communication and network technology.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions. The company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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Satellite communications support

CMDC aviation and vehicle satellite transceivers are designed to meet satellite on-the-move (SOTM) and beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) communication requirements. The company’s aviation, ground vehicle, integrated, and embedded systems are used for blue force tracking (BFT), command and control, and situational awareness applications.

CMDC sells equipment that operates over all commercial L-band satellites, ideal for operations where security is a requirement. L-band offers superior performance in rain, snow, and fog, officials say. All data including headers are encrypted end-to-end; aviation systems and backhaul links are FIPS 140-2 validated. Over-the-Air Re-key (OTAR) provides security management and compromise recovery. Current features include flexible/higher data rates, full duplex, and improved encryption.

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