(Melville, N.Y., September 4, 2007) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, has been awarded a new $605.1 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Army for its Movement Tracking System (MTS).
The new contract follows the original $418.2 million MTS contract awarded to Comtech in 1999, which was extended through August 31, 2007 and increased by $45.0 million to $463.2 million earlier this year.
The new contract's period of performance is from September 1, 2007 to July 12, 2010, subject to annual government funding. Under the new fixed price, IDIQ contract, Comtech will provide MTS system hardware, spares, satellite bandwidth, as well as technical and professional services.
MTS hardware includes Comtech's MT-2012 satellite transceivers, ruggedized and control station computers, and installation kits. Technical and professional services include program management, engineering services, field service support, satellite network bandwidth services and related infrastructure, and year round, 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services and customer support.
Comtech's Model MT-2012 mobile satellite transceivers feature secure Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities as well as embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, including Savi Technology's ISO-compliant EchoPoint RFID Reader, which Savi also has deployed in the U.S. Department of Defense's In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are delighted that Comtech and the Government worked effectively together to make this new contract a reality. We are extremely pleased to again be selected as the prime contractor for the MTS Program and look forward to continuing our relationship with this important customer."