Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces a $4.6 Million Order to Support the U.S. Army's MTS Program
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received an initial funded order totaling $4.6 million to support the U.S. Army's Movement Tracking System Program. This order was placed under Comtech's existing $384.0 million BFT-1 contract and represents the first order released by the Blue Force Tracking Program Office to support the MTS program which has now been consolidated under its direction. Comtech
previously supported the MTS program pursuant to a separate $899.1 million contract which expired on July 12, 2011.
This order provides partial funding for the continued supply of satellite bandwidth, satellite network operations, engineering services, and program management support for the period of July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Comtech anticipates that the value of this order will increase based on final negotiations with the U.S. Army. Total orders received to-date under the $384.0 million BFT-1 contract are $343.9 million.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to receive this initial order under our BFT-1 contract to provide uninterrupted deliveries of MTS services which continues our long standing support of the MTS program."
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 believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
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