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Comtech Awarded $42.7 Million Contract for Blue Force Tracking Program

By | April 21, 2017
      A soldier uses the Joint Capabilities Release of Force 21 Battle Command Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracking.

      Soldier uses the Joint Capabilities Release of Force 21 Battle Command Brigade and Below/Blue Force Tracking. Photo: U.S. Army.

      Comtech Telecommunications announced that during its third quarter of fiscal 2017, its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom, which is part of Comtech’s government solutions segment, has received a five-year contract with a not-to-exceed value of $42.7 million to continue to provide sustainment support for the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) Blue Force Tracking (BFT 1) program. BFT 1 is a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.

      Under the new five-year BFT 1 sustainment contract, Comtech will perform engineering services, satellite network operations and program management through a hybrid Firm Fixed Price (FFP)/Time & Materials (T&M) contract with cost reimbursement Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). The base performance period begins April 15 and ends April 14, 2018, and the contract provides four 12-month option periods exercisable by the U.S. Army. The total estimated value of the base year is $8 million. The U.S. Army has placed an initial funded order of $3.5 million under this contract and Comtech expects to receive an additional order shortly to fully fund the base year.

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