Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $2.1 Million Order
to Upgrade Blue Force Tracking Satellite Network and Transceivers
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 28, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News
Network) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced
today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom
Corporation, received orders totaling $2.1 million under its IDIQ
contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command
The orders are to support the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade
and Below -- Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program, a battle
command real-time situational awareness and control system. The
orders received by Comtech are satellite network and transceiver
upgrades, and technical support for Comtech's Aviation Satellite
Data Transceivers to support ongoing FBCB2 operations.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased
to receive these new orders from our Blue Force Tracking customer.
These new orders are indicative of the vital roles our satellite
network and transceiver technologies play in providing communications
capabilities for this critical program. We look forward to our
continued involvement in the FBCB2-BFT Program and other critical
programs for the Department of Defense."
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based
company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-enhanced packet
data communication systems and location and messaging services
through the use of advanced communication and network technology.
To learn more about Comtech Mobile Datacom, please visit the company's
website at www.comtechmobile.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and
markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced
communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions
play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities
when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable
or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary
segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications
and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse
customer base in the global commercial and government communications
markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market
segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements
that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant
risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially
from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities
and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties.
Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified
in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Jerome Kapelus, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business