Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.2 Million Equipment Order to Support Canadian Armed Forces Mercury Global Project
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
November 3, 2016-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) announced
today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp.,
which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.2
million equipment order from General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada in
support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Mercury Global project.
This is the initial order of Comtech EF Data's DMD2050E
WGS-certified Universal Satellite Modem to support General Dynamics
Mission Systems—Canada's implementation and In-Service Support of the
Mercury Global Anchor Segment. The DMD2050E complies with
MIL-STD-188-165A and NATO standard STANAG-4486, Edition 3 ‘Super High
Frequency (SHF) Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Frequency
Division Multiple Access (FDMA) Modem'. The anchor stations will
communicate with the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite
constellation and link them to existing CAF communications
infrastructure. Mercury Global will provide the CAF with assured access
to wideband military satellite communications. The CAF will ultimately
have access to bandwidth from the nine satellite constellation and
utilize three anchor sites located in Eastern, Central and Western
"We are honored to be chosen to provide modem technology to support this
critical function within their growing national defense infrastructure,"
commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "The DMD2050E performance,
ease-of-use and durability have made it a key component of many U.S.
Army's WIN-T Terminals and U.S. Air Force's Ground Mobile Terminals, and
now is the key component of our Canadian allies infrastructure. We are
pleased to provide the U.S. government and its allies with the highest
performance, most robust and reliable solutions possible for the
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications
Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment,
is the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and
link optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the
Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems,
RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products.
The Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a
reputation for exceptional product quality and reliability. The
solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX
and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable
satellite-based applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
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.
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