Comtech Receives $6.5 Million Contract to Support the BFT-2 Program
October 10, 2017 at 10:14 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
October 10, 2017-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL)
announced today, that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its
Government Solutions segment's Command and Control Technologies group
through its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom
Corporation, was awarded a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) $6.5 million contract
from the Consortium Management Group (CMG) to support the U.S. Army
Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) and the Blue Force Tracking 2
Phase 1 execution which totals $1.2 million is to port additional
waveforms onto the current BFT2 transceiver to allow it to be used in
austere operational environments. The final objective requires the
ability to quickly change to different waveforms based on changing
operational environments and requirements. Upon phase 2 and 3 execution,
the total value for these additional phases is $5.3 million. The $6.5
million contract is expected to be completed within seventeen months.
The contract vehicle utilized for this award is pursuant to an Other
Transaction Agreement (OTA) between C5 and the U.S. Army Contracting
Command-New Jersey. The OTA enables the U.S. Army to direct a
coordinated research and development program designed to develop
prototype command, control, communications and computer technologies
directly relevant to weapon systems information technologies.
"I am ecstatic that we have received this highly strategic contract
award. I am pleased that the U.S. Army recognizes the value of Comtech's
services," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Comtech continues our commitment to
providing the Army and its soldiers with the highest level of support."
BFT2 is the second-generation Army system that provides Situational
Awareness (SA) and Command & Control (C2) messaging to US Military
platforms, and to Coalition Forces designated by the US Combatant
Commands. It uses GPS for Positioning, Navigation, and network timing,
and commercial satellites (L-Band) to exchange both SA and C2 messages
between the platforms.
C5 represents industry and academia brought together to enhance the U.S.
Government's weapon systems and information technologies by leveraging
the national industrial and academic research and development bases to
advance and expand the nation's military technological superiority in
the critical fields of Command, Control, Communications and Computer
The Command & Control Technologies group is a leading provider of
mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR solutions.
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.
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
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