Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $9.2 Million of Blue Force Tracking Orders for Its Mobile Satellite Data Communications Transceivers
June 1, 2006 at 12:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $9.2 million for its mobile satellite data communications transceivers.
The orders are for the supply of Comtech's Model 2011 mobile satellite data transceivers. The transceivers are integral 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. These transceivers are critical in maintaining communications when line-of-sight channels are unavailable.
The orders were received on the Company's Movement Tracking System, or MTS, contract with the U.S. Army. Total orders received to date against the $418.2 million MTS contract increased to $258.0 million.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to have received these most recent orders. The U.S. Department of Defense's continuing commitment to the Blue Force Tracking program is tangible evidence of the critical role our technology plays in meeting the communications requirements of today's U.S. Military."
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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