US Army awards additional funding to Comtech Telecommunications

10 September 2019 (Last Updated September 10th, 2019 12:27)

The US Army has awarded additional funding to a previous contract won by Comtech Telecommunications’ Command and Control Technologies group.

The US Army has awarded additional funding to a previous contract won by Comtech Telecommunications’ Command and Control Technologies group.

The $9.2m additional funding has been awarded on the three-year $124.2m contract to provide sustainment services for communication equipment on an ongoing basis.

The previous contract covers services for the AN/TSC-198A SNAP (Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point), and baseband equipment.

SNAP terminals are designed to provide forces with mobile satellite communications capabilities to support operations in the field.

The company has so far received funding of approximately $74.9m under the US Army contract.

Comtech Telecommunications president and CEO Fred Kornberg said: “This additional funding is another example that our US Army customer continues to trust Comtech as a preferred service provider for our deployed soldiers.”

The company’s Command and Control Technologies group provides mission-critical, highly mobile command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions to customers.

Last month, the group secured additional funding to provide very small aperture terminals (VSAT) to support the US Army.

Comtech also won funding from the military branch in July for the development of an enhanced version of its MT-2025 Blue Force Tracking (BFT) satellite terminal.

The company will incorporate a dual-mode BFT satellite transceiver in the terminal.

The MT-2025 transceiver is designed to support the US Army’s Blue Force Tracking-2 (BFT-2) system. The BFT system enables situational awareness on the battlefield.