October 28, 2008
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.1 Million Order to Upgrade Blue Force Tracking Satellite Network and Transceivers
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $2.1 million under its IDIQ contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM).
The orders are to support the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below -- Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. The orders received by Comtech are satellite network and transceiver upgrades, and technical support for Comtech's Aviation Satellite Data Transceivers to support ongoing FBCB2 operations.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to receive these new orders from our Blue Force Tracking customer. These new orders are indicative of the vital roles our satellite network and transceiver technologies play in providing communications capabilities for this critical program. We look forward to our continued involvement in the FBCB2-BFT Program and other critical programs for the Department of Defense."
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, 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. To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's website at www.comtechmobile.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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CONTACT: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Media Contacts: Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development (631) 962-7000 [email protected]