Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $20.1 Million in Initial Funding against a $26.8 Million Contract for Satellite Communications and Network Services
January 3, 2007 at 12:00 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan 03, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced today that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, received a letter contract with a not-to-exceed ceiling value of $26.8 million for satellite communications and network management services. Initial funding was set at $20.1 million, or 75% of the ceiling based on Comtech's submission of a qualified proposal. The contract is expected to be definitized and funded to its final negotiated ceiling within the next few months.
Under the contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM), Comtech will continue to supply satellite capacity, communications and network management services, and related support for the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below - Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2-BFT) program. FBCB2-BFT is a battle command real-time situational awareness command and control system. Work on this contract is expected to be complete by December 31, 2007.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are extremely pleased to receive this contract award for continued support of such an important program. We believe this action demonstrates the critical role our network technology continues to play within the Department of Defense's logistics and war fighter communities."
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. 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.
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