Comtech to provide troposcatter system for Asia-Pacific military

16 January 2018 (Last Updated January 16th, 2018 11:31)

Comtech Systems has received a new order to deliver tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) equipment to a prime contractor.

Comtech Systems has received a new order to deliver tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) equipment to a prime contractor.

The company is the US-based subsidiary of equipment supplier Comtech Telecommunications.

Under the deal, Comtech Systems will supply the equipment, featuring a customised version of its modular transportable transmission system (MTTS) troposcatter terminals.

The MTTS troposcatter terminals will be used as part of an upcoming deployable communications network for an Asia-Pacific military.

“Comtech’s troposcatter equipment offers high capacity, low-latency data links for over-the-horizon distances without the need to depend on satellites.”

Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “This contract demonstrates Comtech’s ability to draw on our field-proven troposcatter product line to customise solutions to meet the unique requirements of individual customers.

“Combining our commercial off the shelf (COTS) baseline product with Comtech’s experience in customised troposcatter system design allows us to deliver solutions that meet highly specialised user requirements and provide the confidence and reliability of a field-proven platform.”

Comtech’s troposcatter equipment offers high capacity, low-latency data links for over-the-horizon distances without the need to depend on satellites or multiple line-of-site repeaters.

The system is a point-to-point link that needs a transmitting and receiving terminal on each end.

The total value of the order amounts to approximately $1.7m.

Based in Orlando, Florida, Comtech Systems specialises in system design, integration, delivery and commissioning of communication systems, including troposcatter, line-of-sight microwave and satellite.