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Comtech EF Data has secured an order from an unidentified European country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply satellite modems.

Under the $1.6m contract, Comtech EF Data will provide DMD2050E Satellite Modems for deployment at the MoD’s teleports in Europe and the Caribbean.

The technical capabilities of the modems are expected to help the customer in the modernisation of an existing network.

In addition to higher operational data rates, DMD2050E is designed to provide capabilities such as embedded encryption and Information Throughput Adaptation (ITA).

Comtech EF Data is a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, a US-based satellite telecommunications company.

Comtech Telecommunications president and CEO Fred Kornberg said: “We have a long-standing relationship and proven track record of product reliability with this European Ministry of Defence.

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“We are honoured to continue the relationship, supplying equipment to support the upgrade of the MoD’s armed forces network.”

The DMD2050E Satellite Modem offers compatibility with other satellite modems and provides forward error correction and a range of modulation types.

In a statement, Comtech said: “The advanced forward error correction and modulation capabilities are integrated with DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression technology allowing for maximum state-of-the-art performance under all conditions.”

One of the key features of the Comtech’s modem is its ability to support Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), which enables dynamic changes in user throughput.

ACM allows modems in a point-to-point link to use the modulation and coding combination optimising throughput.

According to the company, DMD2050E complies with a range of US Government and commercial standards, including STANAG 4486 Edition 3, as well as the IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS–315.

Common applications of the modem include integrated satellite terminal communications and flyaway communications.