Army awards Comtech follow-on deal

March 11, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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MELVILLE, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced that is has awarded a follow-on contract to Comtech Telecommunications Corp. for movement tracking systems technologies.

New York-based Comtech Telecommunications says under the contract its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., will supply MTS systems to support Army programs and the National Guard Bureau's United States Homeland Defense initiatives. The $16.4 million contract increases the Army's order with Comtech Mobile Datacom to $76.1 million.

"We are pleased to have received these most recent MTS orders," Fred Kornberg, Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "This critical communications capability enables the MTS Program to meet ongoing military operational objectives and the National Guard Bureau to better prepare for and react to disaster and recovery operations at the local, state and national levels.

"These new orders are indicative of the vital roles our communication and network technologies play in providing communications capabilities when conventional telecommunications systems are unavailable or ineffective."

Under the deal, Comtech Mobile Datacom will supply the Army with the company's Model MT-2012 mobile satellite transceiver MTS technologies with "integrated ruggedized and control station computers, miscellaneous hardware, installation kits, program management, and technical support services," the release said.

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