Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL, during the company's fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, have reported that the firm's Command & Control Technologies group, through its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, was awarded $4.2 million in rapid innovation funding from the U.S. Army for an enhanced version of Comtech’s next generation MT-2025 Blue Force Tracking (“BFT”) satellite terminal that will incorporate a dual-mode BFT satellite transceiver and new antenna nulling technology.
Comtech's next generation MT-2025 transceiver, which is also known as the Blue Force Tracker-2 High Capacity ("BFT-2-HC") Satellite Transceiver, meets BFT-2 protocols, provides best-in-class reliability and is fully backward compatible with the U.S. Army's Blue-Force Tracking-1 system ("BFT-1").
Comtech currently provides sustaining support for the U.S Army’s BFT-1 system and previously shipped over 100,000 BFT-1 mobile satellite transceivers. The Command & Control Technologies group is a leading provider of mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR solutions.
Fred Kornberg, President and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp, stated that these awards demonstrate the U.S. Army’s high confidence in Comtech’s BFT technology and innovation capabilities that can be used on future BFT systems. Comtech remains committed to providing the U.S. Army and its soldiers with the most innovative technology, enabling them to successfully complete all their missions, regardless of electronic warfare environments.