(MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2006) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., has received a $ 5.5 million order from General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, for troposcatter modem upgrade kits to upgrade 36 AN/TRC-170 troposcatter terminals for the U.S. Army.
These state-of-the-art modem upgrade kits will be used by the U.S. Army to upgrade its AN/TRC-170 troposcatter terminals to 16 MB/s and include Comtech's patented Turbo Product Code forward error correction technology. The modems also include automatic power control, which allows for lower transmitted power when communication channel conditions permit, reducing the risk of unfriendly intercept and interference with other communications. Operators can select data rates from 2 MB/s to 16 MB/s from the front panel of the modem. The increased capability of the upgraded AN/TRC-170 terminals will reduce the dependence on satellite communications in areas of conflict.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased by this award. With this award, Comtech is now supplying AN/TRC-170 modem upgrade kits to all branches of the U.S. Military. Our industry-leading troposcatter modem technology was, once again, the key to success in receiving this important award."