(MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2006) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a $1.7 million contract to support the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF). The contract is part of I MEF's comprehensive plan to provide satellite-based position and location reporting capabilities to Iraqi Army and security forces.
The contract includes the supply of Comtech's Quick Deploy Satellite System (QDSS), training and technical support. The QDSS utilizes components similar to those used in Comtech's Movement Tracking System (MTS) including Comtech's Model MT-2011 mobile satellite transceiver, embedded Global Positioning System (GPS), in-vehicle computers and Comtech's advanced satellite network infrastructure. These components and capabilities provide highly reliable communications-on-the-move capabilities to mobile forces.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to see I MEF select the QDSS for military operations throughout Iraq. This new contract further demonstrates the importance our products, satellite network infrastructure and technical support capabilities play in meeting critical security requirements that demand dependable communications. We look forward to supporting the future requirements for I MEF and other similar programs within the U.S. Department of Defense, and with our allied forces."