Movers and SHAKERS
Awarded $235.7 Million Contract from U.S. Army
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Telecommunications Transmission, Mobile Data Communications, and RF Microwave Amplifiers. The Telecommunications Transmission segment provides satellite earth station equipment and systems, over-the-horizon microwave systems, and forward error correction technology, which are used in various commercial and government applications, including backhaul of wireless and cellular traffic, broadcasting (including HDTV), IP-based communications traffic, long distance telephony, and secure defense applications. The Mobile Data Communications segment provides mobile satellite transceivers, and computers and satellite earth station network gateways and associated installation, training, and maintenance services; supplies and operates satellite packet data networks, including arranging and providing satellite capacity; and offers microsatellites and related components. The RF Microwave Amplifiers segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets satellite earth station traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA) and broadband amplifiers. Its amplifiers are used in broadcast and broadband satellite communication; defense applications, such as telecommunications systems and electronic warfare systems; and commercial applications comprising oncology treatment systems, as well as to amplify signals carrying voice, video, or data for air-to-satellite-to-ground communications. The company serves satellite systems integrators, wireless and other communication service providers, broadcasters, defense contractors, military, governments, and oil companies. Comtech markets its products through independent representatives and value-added resellers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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New Award. Continuing its award momentum, yesterday Comtech announced it has been awarded a contract valued up to $235.7 million to provide the U.S. Army with ongoing system refurbishments, sustainment services, and baseband equipment. The total contract value includes a base-year award and three one-year option periods exercisable by the U.S. Army. The $57.9 million base year award ceiling has been initially funded $11.5 million by the U.S. Army, with additional funding expected to occur over the remaining base year performance period. This was a competitive solicitation.
SIPR and NIPR. The contract will support the sustainment of the Army’s AN/TSC-198 Secret Internet Protocol Router (“SIPR”) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (“NIPR”) Access Point (“SNAP”) family of ground satellite terminals, to include spare parts, repairs, upgrades, refurbishments, logistics and engineering services, and training ...
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