Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) has announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its Command and Control Technologies group, through its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, which is part of Comtech´s Government Solutions segment, was awarded an initial USD 11.7 million order to immediately provide several thousand of its next generation MT-2025 Mobile Satellite Transceivers in support of the US Army´s Blue Force Tracking-2 (“BFT-2”) system, the company said.
The BFT-2 system, which is part of the US Army´s Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) program, provides global real-time situational awareness and networking capabilities for US warfighters. The order was received pursuant to a firm fixed price contract from ADS, Inc. Manufacturing production will occur at Comtech´s high-volume technology manufacturing center which is located in Tempe, Arizona. Comtech expects to begin shipments during the second half of its fiscal 2018. Additional orders are expected.
Comtech´s next generation MT-2025 transceiver, which is also known as the Blue Force Tracker-2 High Capacity (“BFT-2-HC”) Satellite Transceiver, meets BFT-2 protocols, provides best-in-class reliability and is fully backward compatible with the US Army´s Blue-Force Tracking-1 system (“BFT-1”).
Comtech currently provides sustaining support for the BFT-1 system and previously shipped over 100,000 BFT-1 mobile satellite transceivers.
The Command & Control Technologies group is a provider of mission-critical, highly mobile C4ISR solutions.
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