Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

M2M: Comtech Wins Order to Supply Military Communications Equipment

By Narayan Bhat January 06, 2011

Defense contractor Comtech Telecommunications Corp., has revealed that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $27.2 million under its MTS contract with the U.S. Army.

Under the contract agreement, Comtech will supply MT-2012 satellite transceivers, V2 system components, vehicle installation kits, miscellaneous equipment items, software licenses, and engineering and technical support services.

The vehicle tracking and communications systems supplied previously by Comtech have benefited the army during the war in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as domestic natural calamities like hurricane Katrina.

Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to receive these latest MTS orders, which we believe demonstrate the U.S. Army's continued confidence in Comtech's ability to support the U.S. Army's operational needs."

The tracking systems are made by Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., a Germantown, Md., subsidiary, and are designed to help the military track its vehicles and communicate with them via satellite links, whether they are in the deserts or in isolated war zones. The system allows access without the need for radio repeaters or other hardware.

Comtech Mobile Datacom is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services through the use of advanced communication and network technology.

Last month, Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary based in Tempe, Ariz., won a contract worth about $1.3-million to supply modems and other products to support a satellite-based network in Latin America.

Comtech’s communication solutions come into play when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers.


Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

T-Systems North America Appoints IT Sales Innovator to Managing Director

By: Ken Briodagh    3/15/2019

Deutsche Telekom-owned subsidiary T-Systems, a global ICT service providers, has named Dale Aultman Managing Director of North America.

Read More

Sequans Collaborates with Lockheed Martin on LTE over Satellite

By: Ken Briodagh    3/14/2019

Sequans Communications and Lockheed Martin are reportedly working together to develop new 4G LTE for satellite technologies for worldwide deployment.

Read More

Microsoft and Walgreens Create Strategic Partnership for Health Care Delivery

By: Chrissie Cluney    3/13/2019

Microsoft Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance have joined forces to develop new healthcare delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advanc…

Read More

Now is the Time for Cellular IoT

By: Special Guest    3/8/2019

Wi-Fi has become inappropriate for a wide swath of IoT applications, including streetlights, parking meters, point-of-sale retail registers, vehicles,…

Read More

VocalZoom Unveils Vibration Sensors to Monitor Machine Health for the IIoT

By: Ken Briodagh    3/6/2019

Non-contact laser sensors offer highly accurate predictive maintenance with maximum uptime and minimal deployment costs

Read More