Comtech to Support CAF Mercury Global Project

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) announced today that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.2 million equipment order from General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada in support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Mercury Global project.

This is the initial order of Comtech EF Data’s DMD2050E WGS-certified Universal Satellite Modem to support General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada’s implementation and In-Service Support of the Mercury Global Anchor Segment. The DMD2050E complies with MIL-STD-188-165A and NATO standard STANAG-4486, Edition 3 ‘Super High Frequency (SHF) Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) Modem’. The anchor stations will communicate with the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite constellation and link them to existing CAF communications infrastructure. Mercury Global will provide the CAF with assured access to wideband military satellite communications. The CAF will ultimately have access to bandwidth from the nine satellite constellation and utilize three anchor sites located in Eastern, Central and Western Canada.

"We are honored to be chosen to provide modem technology to support this critical function within their growing national defense infrastructure,” commented Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “The DMD2050E performance, ease-of-use and durability have made it a key component of many U.S. Army’s WIN-T Terminals and U.S. Air Force’s Ground Mobile Terminals, and now is the key component of our Canadian allies infrastructure. We are pleased to provide the U.S. government and its allies with the highest performance, most robust and reliable solutions possible for the warfighter.”

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Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Date: Nov 3, 2016