Comtech gets USD 42.7m contract to support of Blue Force Tracking Program

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.´s (Nasdaq: CMTL) Maryland-based subsidiary Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation has been awarded a five-year contract, with a not-to-exceed value of USD 42.7 million, to continue to provide sustainment support for the US Army´s Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) – Blue Force Tracking (“BFT-1”) program, the company said.

BFT-1 is a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.

Under the new five-year BFT-1 sustainment contract, Comtech will perform engineering services, satellite network operations and program management through a hybrid Firm Fixed Price (FFP)/Time & Materials (T&M) contract with Cost Reimbursement CLINs.

The base performance period begins April 15, 2017 and ends April 14, 2018, and the contract provides for four twelve-month option periods exercisable by the US Army. The total estimated value of the base year is USD 8.0m. The US Army has placed an initial funded order of USD 3.5m under this contract and Comtech expects to receive an additional order shortly to fully fund the base year.

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.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative 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.