Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Wins $11.0 Million Order From International Customer for Transportable Troposcatter Systems
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jun 15, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems Inc., received an order for $11.0 million from an international prime contractor for transportable troposcatter systems to be used by a middle eastern government. This is the first material troposcatter equipment contract with this foreign government.
The order is for the delivery of Comtech's rapidly deployable mobile troposcatter communications systems, spares and training. The systems use Comtech's advanced CS3000A trailer mounted angle diversity antenna design, such that a complete troposcatter system including electronics and power generation equipment can be provided on a single trailer. Each system includes Comtech's 22 Mbps CS67200 troposcatter modem, a frequency converter system, power amplifiers, and a suite of baseband equipment.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "I am excited to be able to announce this important contract with this new foreign government customer. While sales cycles for opportunities of this type can be long, this win is a testament to the superior performance characteristics of our troposcatter systems and demonstrates the importance of troposcatter communications as a cost effective and secure means of high bandwidth communications for beyond line-of-sight voice and data traffic. We look forward to continued expansion of our new business opportunities in this important product line."
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, 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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