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Comtech Wins $6.5 million Military Contract in the Philippines

By | April 20, 2018
A panorama of the Manila skyline, taken from Harbour Square. Photo: Mike Gonzalez / Wikimedia Commons

A panorama of the Manila skyline, taken from Harbour Square. Photo: Mike Gonzalez / Wikimedia Commons

Comtech Systems, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has announced some key new business in Asia. The company, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, has received orders of approximately $6.5 million to provide tactical troposcatter equipment and to design and install Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) video downlink systems for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The Modular Transportable Transmission System (MTTS) troposcatter terminals will enable the Armed Forces to establish data links between island locations that were previously beyond the reach of high bandwidth terrestrial communications. These systems are an integral part of the AFP Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) modernization plan, and will be used to transport various types of data from remote locations to command centers for real-time decision making.

The video downlink systems will allow the AFP airborne assets to deliver ISR data for distribution to ground-based decision makers in real time, and are designed to support future upgrades of AFP ISR capabilities.