Comtech Telecommunications secures additional funding from US Army

14 May 2019 (Last Updated May 14th, 2019 12:34)

Comtech Telecommunications has been awarded $15m additional funding from the US Army.

Comtech Telecommunications has been awarded $15m additional funding from the US Army.

Comtech’s Command & Control Technologies group secured additional funding on the previously announced three-year $124.2m contract, which has been funded $65.6m to date. The group is part of the company’s government solutions segment.

Under the contract, the company will deliver ongoing sustainment services for the AN/TSC-198A secret internet protocol router (SIPR) and non-classified internet protocol router (NIPR) access point (SNAP), and baseband equipment.

SNAP terminals offer rapid and mobile satellite communications capabilities to personnel in the field.

Comtech Telecommunications president and CEO Fred Kornberg said: “We strive to provide the best service and support to the US Army’s mission; this additional funding confirms the commitment in that support.”

“The five-year BFT-1 sustainment support contract was originally awarded in April 2017 for the US Army’s Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) BFT-1 programme.”

Earlier this month, Comtech secured $4.8m additional funding on the same contract. The company said that it demonstrates its continued commitment to the US Army and dedication to troops.

The Command & Control Technologies group provides mission-critical, highly mobile control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions.

In February, the group received incremental funding for the US Army’s Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) sustainment contract.

The five-year BFT-1 sustainment support contract was originally awarded in April 2017 for the US Army’s Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) BFT-1 programme.

Comtech Telecommunications specialises in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions.