The US Army has awarded incremental funding to a previous contract won by Comtech Telecommunications’ Mission-Critical Technologies group.

The $2.2m funding has been awarded as part of the $98.6m ceiling contract announced earlier. The group is part of the company’s government solutions segment.

The previous contract covers field support services for the US Army’s military satellite communication (SATCOM) terminals across the globe.

Comtech has so far received funding of approximately $24.4m under the US Army contract.

Under the latest field support contract, the company will offer a range of engineering and technical skills for the army’s mission-critical ground SATCOM terminals.

The contract also includes support services such as security engineering, help desk, logisticians, network engineering, and RF and satellite system engineering.

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The SATCOM terminals feature ‘worldwide reach back capability’ and are designed to support communications both on inter and intra-theatre network.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “Supporting the US warfighter is a privilege for Comtech and we are honoured that the Army has entrusted us with this mission.”

The company’s Mission-Critical Technologies group provides mission-critical, highly mobile command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and other advanced secure wireless communications.

Last week, the company received additional funding of $3m to deliver ongoing sustainment services for the AN/TSC-198A secret internet protocol router and non-classified internet protocol router access point, and baseband equipment.

It also won $6.7m in funding from the army to provide support services for the very small aperture terminals.