Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives an Order for $4.9 Million to Supply Additional AN/TRC-170 Modem Upgrade Kits to the U.S. Army
MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec 06, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., has received a $4.9 million order for additional AN/TRC-170 modem upgrade kits from a major U.S. contractor under the U. S. Army Common Hardware Software-3 (CHS-3) Contract.
These additional state-of-the-art modem upgrade kits will be used by the U.S. Army to upgrade its AN/ TRC-170 troposcatter terminals to 16 MB/s and include Comtech's patented Turbo Product Code forward error correction technology. In addition to providing the highest level of proven performance achieved on troposcatter links to date, the 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. Operators can select data rates from 2 MB/s to 16 MB/s from the front panel of the modem. The increased capability of the upgraded AN/TRC-170 terminals reduces the dependence on satellite communications in areas of conflict.
Recent field exercises using the AN/TRC-170s upgraded with Comtech Systems' advanced troposcatter modems have shown data throughputs and quality of service never before achieved in the AN/TRC-170.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased by this award from the U.S. Army for additional modem upgrade kits. Once again our industry-leading and field-proven troposcatter modem technology was the key to success in receiving this 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 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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