Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $16.9 Million in Initial Funding against a $22.6 Million Contract for Satellite Communications and Network Services
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 10, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a letter contract with a not-to-exceed ceiling value of $22.6 million for satellite communications and network management services. Initial funding was set at $16.9 million, or 75% of the ceiling. The contract is expected to be definitized and funded to its final negotiated ceiling within the next few months.
Under the contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM), Comtech will supply satellite capacity, communications and network management services, and related support. The contract relates to Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT), a battle command real-time situational awareness command and control system.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to receive this contract award, and believe it further demonstrates the continued critical role our network technology plays in the Blue Force Tracking program. Interest in our mobile data communications technology remains strong within the Department of Defense's logistics and war fighter communities."
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. 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.
SOURCE: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Fred Kornberg / Robert G. Rouse, 631-777-8900