Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.8 Million Contract for Quick Deploy Satellite System, Satellite Network Capacity and Technical Services to Support Republic of Georgia Army Deployment
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug 30, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a $2.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to support the deployment of the Republic of Georgia Army in the Middle East.
The foreign military sales (FMS) contract is for the supply of Comtech's Quick Deploy Satellite System (QDSS), satellite network bandwidth, training and technical support. QDSS is a portable briefcase communications platform utilizing components similar to those used in Comtech's Movement Tracking System (MTS) including Comtech's Model MT-2011 mobile satellite transceiver, embedded Global Positioning System (GPS), in-vehicle computers and Comtech's advanced satellite network infrastructure. These components and capabilities provide mobile forces with highly reliable on-the-move communications integrated into a real time battle command situational awareness and information control system.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to support the deployment of the Georgian Army and its operations in the Middle East. The continued deployment of the QDSS in conjunction with our satellite network infrastructure and technical support demonstrates the importance of our technology to both U.S. and coalition military forces. We look forward to supporting this new customer's future satellite system requirements."
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.
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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