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

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