US-based Comtech Systems has received a contract to supply the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) with deployable troposcatter systems for the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF).
The latest $2.2m contract follows the assessment of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Comtech troposcatter products.
As part of the evaluation, rigorous field-testing was carried out in various operational environments, including high northern latitudes.
Comtech Telecommunications president and CEO Fred Kornberg said: "This contract highlights the growing need of militaries around the world to augment their existing communications toolkits with high-bandwidth, long-range alternatives to satellite communications in order to enable critical communication links under a wide variety of operational scenarios.
“Comtech is honoured to have been selected to provide this unique capability to FMV due to our unmatched experience in the development and deployment of troposcatter technology.”
Following the evaluation, the COTS Comtech troposcatter products were modified to meet SwAF standards and requirements and will be used by the military for deployable communications.
Under the terms of the contract, the company will supply MTTS deployable troposcatter terminals customised to meet SwAF requirements.
MTTS uses Comtech’s CS67500 50Mb/s troposcatter modem, CS4400 frequency converter system, and 500W solid state power amplifiers (SSPA).
Comtech designs, integrates, supplies and commissions turnkey communication systems.