Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded New $605.1 Million Movement Tracking System Contract
MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, has been awarded a new $605.1 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Army for its Movement Tracking System (MTS) . The new contract follows the original $418.2 million MTS contract awarded to Comtech in 1999, which was extended through August 31, 2007 and increased by $45.0 million to $463.2 million earlier this year.
The new contract's period of performance is from September 1, 2007 to July 12, 2010, subject to annual government funding. Under the new fixed price, IDIQ contract, Comtech will provide MTS system hardware, spares, satellite bandwidth, as well as technical and professional services. MTS hardware includes Comtech's MT-2012 satellite transceivers, ruggedized and control station computers, and installation kits. Technical and professional services include program management, engineering services, field service support, satellite network bandwidth services and related infrastructure, and year round, 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services and customer support. Comtech's Model MT-2012 mobile satellite transceivers feature secure Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities as well as embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, including Savi Technology's ISO-compliant EchoPoint RFID Reader, which Savi also has deployed in the U.S. Department of Defense's In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are delighted that Comtech and the Government worked effectively together to make this new contract a reality. We are extremely pleased to again be selected as the prime contractor for the MTS Program and look forward to continuing our relationship with this important customer."
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based 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.
Savi Technology is a leading provider of supply chain management and security solutions leveraging software and Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technologies, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Savi Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT).
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.
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Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Robert G. Rouse, 631-962-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer