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Comtech Awarded $4.2 Million Contract for Aviation Terminals

By | May 8, 2017
      A soldier uses the U.S. Army's friendly-force tracking system. Photo: U.S. Army.

      A soldier uses the U.S. Army’s friendly-force tracking system. Photo: U.S. Army.

      Comtech Telecommunications announced that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, has won a five-year, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for providing Blue Force Tracking (BFT 1) aviation terminals to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). BFT 1 is a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.

      Under this contract, DLA will procure Comtech’s AVX-06-203 aviation satellite communication transceivers. The contract has a single five-year base period from April 20, 2017 through April 19, 2022, and a maximum value of $4.2 million.This contract is in addition to the previously announced $42.7 million contract to provide sustainment support for the BFT 1 program. Under that contract, which is a hybrid FFP/Time & Materials (T&M) contract, Comtech will perform engineering services, satellite network operations and program management for the U.S. Army.

      “This award demonstrates the critical role that our Mobile Datacom organization continues to play in providing the U.S. military with trusted BFT 1 satellite tracking communication capability,” said Fred Kornberg, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Comtech Telecommunications.