Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $7.1 Million of Blue Force Tracking Orders for Its Mobile Ground Satellite Data Communications Transceivers
July 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jul 27, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $7.1 million for its mobile satellite data communications transceivers.
The orders are for the supply of Comtech's Model 2011E mobile satellite data transceivers to the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. Although the awards relate to the FBCB2-BFT Program, the orders were placed against the Company's U.S. Army Movement Tracking System Contract. Total orders received to date against the $418.2 million MTS contract increased to $311.0 million.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "These most recent orders reaffirm the vital role our satellite transceiver technology plays in the Blue Force Tracking System. This technology is critical in ensuring that communications on the battlefield are not interrupted when line-of-sight systems are unavailable or unreliable."
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. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's website at www.comtechmobile.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company conducts its business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company offers niche products, systems and services where it believes it has technological, engineering, systems design or other expertise that differentiate its product offerings.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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