Comtech Systems has received new orders for the delivery of tactical troposcatter equipment, in addition to the design and installation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video downlink systems for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Based in Orlando, Florida, US, Comtech Systems is a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications and is part of the company’s Government Solutions segment.

As part of the $6.5m orders, the AFP will purchase the modular transportable transmission system (MTTS) troposcatter terminals to establish data links between island locations that were previously beyond the reach of high-bandwidth terrestrial communications.

“As the only modern field-proven deployable troposcatter system, the Comtech MTTS is a natural choice for the AFP.”

The MTTS is part of the AFP’s command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) modernisation plan. It can be used to transport different types of data from remote locations to command centres for real-time decision-making.

ISR video downlink systems will enable airborne assets to deliver real-time ISR data for distribution to ground-based decision makers.

The systems have also been designed to support future upgrades of the AFP ISR capabilities.

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Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “We believe the award by the AFP demonstrates our long-standing troposcatter market leadership position and our belief that many other international countries can benefit from incorporating troposcatter systems in complex command and control systems.

“As the only modern field-proven deployable troposcatter system, the Comtech MTTS is a natural choice for the AFP.”

In March, the company received an order for the delivery of 50Mb/s MTTS troposcatter terminals to a supplier for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.

Comtech Systems focuses on the system design, integration, delivery and commissioning of advanced communication systems such as troposcatter, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.