(MELVILLE, N.Y., July 27, 2006) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received orders totaling $7.1 million for its mobile satellite data communications transceivers.
The orders are for the supply of Comtech's Model 2011E mobile satellite data transceivers to the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system. Although the awards relate to the FBCB2-BFT Program, the orders were placed against the Company's U.S. Army Movement Tracking System Contract. Total orders received to date against the $418.2 million MTS contract increased to $311.0 million.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "These most recent orders reaffirm the vital role our satellite transceiver technology plays in the Blue Force Tracking System. This technology is critical in ensuring that communications on the battlefield are not interrupted when line-of-sight systems are unavailable or unreliable."