The US Army has contracted Comtech Telecommunications Corporation to provide support services for the army’s movement tracking system (MTS).

The MTS provides two-way text messaging and position reporting between mobile and fixed assets, and over-the-horizon communications to vehicles during motion.

The company will provide satellite capacity, hardware, engineering support, and worldwide installation, training and technical support services under the $3.4m contract.

The system is designed to transfer automatically from one satellite system to another as required and operates over a variety of geostationary satellites.