Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.7 Million Order for AN/TRC-170 Modem Upgrade Kits for the U.S. Marine Corps
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
November 27, 2012--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL)
announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech
Systems, Inc. has received an order for additional AN/TRC-170 modem
upgrade kits totaling $2.7 million to complete the upgrade of the U.S.
Marine Corps fleet of AN/TRC-170s.
This additional order of kits, which will be used by the U.S. Marine
Corps to upgrade AN/TRC-170 troposcatter terminals to 16 megabits per
second, incorporate Comtech's patented Turbo Product Code forward error
correction technology. These field-proven, battle-hardened modems also
include automatic power control, which allows for lower transmitted
power when communication channel conditions permit, reducing the risk of
unfriendly intercept and interference with other communications. The
increased capability of the upgraded AN/TRC-170 terminals will reduce
the dependence on satellite communications in areas of conflict by
offering an effective alternative communications transmission medium.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased by this award
from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional modem upgrade kits. Once again
our industry-leading and field-proven troposcatter modem technology was
the key to success in receiving this important award."
Comtech Systems, Inc. (www.comtechsystems.com)
specializes in system design, integration, supply and commissioning of
turnkey communication systems including over-the-horizon microwave,
line-of-sight microwave and satellite.
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, RF microwave amplifiers and
mobile data communications. 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.
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.
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