Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.3 Million Contract to Provide Satellite Network Infrastructure Equipment and Technical Services to Extend Blue Force Tracking Capability to the Australian Defense Force
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 21, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a $1.3 million contract from Optus Networks PTY Limited (Optus) of Sydney, Australia to provide satellite network infrastructure equipment and related technical services in support of the Australian Defense Force.
Under the contract with Optus, Comtech will provide the packet data messaging and asset tracking system, the satellite earth station HUB equipment, and the technical support required to provide Blue Force Tracking (BFT) capabilities to the Australian Defense Force (ADF) throughout Australia. Used in conjunction with Comtech's Model 2011 mobile satellite data transceivers provided by the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system, the satellite network equipment provided by Comtech enables the ADF to transmit and receive situational awareness information to enable more efficient use of ADF military personnel and vehicles in simulated training environments and operations throughout Australia.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to support the deployment of the Blue Force Tracking System to Australia. The deployment of our satellite network infrastructure and satellite transceivers to the ADF demonstrates the importance of our technology to both U.S. and coalition military forces. We look forward to supporting the future requirements of the FBCB2-BFT program and coalition military forces."
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 or ineffective. 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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