Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) has announced that during its third quarter of fiscal 2020, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech´s Commercial Solutions segment, received a USD 4.7 million contract for engineering services from a large prime US Department of Defense (“DoD”) contractor to support a critical Air Force and Army Anti-jam Modem (“A3M”) program under the US Space Force´s Space and Missile Systems Center (“SMC”), the company said.
The A3M program will provide the Air Force and Army with a secure, wideband, anti-jam satellite communications terminal modem for tactical satellite communication operations. The jam-resistant modems will support SMC´s Protected Tactical Waveform technology, an anti-jam capability operating on military satellite communication terminals through the Wideband Global Satcom constellation.
The prime contractor was awarded a five-year, USD 500 million ceiling, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract. The prime has received an initial delivery order in excess of USD 30 million for the development and prototype phase. Comtech EF Data will be a key subcontractor providing both engineering and hardware services and has received initial funding of USD 501,000 with additional orders expected during the Company´s fourth quarter. Once development is completed, Comtech EF Data expects to receive significant hardware orders in future periods during the production phase.
Comtech EF Data Corp. is a supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
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.