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Comtech Receives $4.2 Million to Support US Army BFT

By Annamarie Nyirady | July 18, 2019
Blue Force Tracking. Photo: U.S. Army.

Blue Force Tracking. Photo: U.S. Army.

Comtech Telecommunications revealed that during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, its Command and Control Technologies group was awarded $4.2 million in rapid innovation funding from the U.S. Army for an enhanced version of Comtech’s next generation MT-2025 Blue Force Tracking (BFT) satellite terminal that will incorporate a dual-mode BFT satellite transceiver and new antenna nulling technology.

Comtech’s next generation MT-2025 transceiver, which is also known as the Blue Force Tracker-2 High Capacity (BFT-2-HC” Satellite Transceiver, meets BFT-2 protocols, is fully backward compatible with the U.S. Army’s Blue-Force Tracking-1 system (BFT-1). Comtech currently provides sustaining support for the U.S Army’s BFT-1 system and previously shipped over 100,000 BFT-1 mobile satellite transceivers.

“These awards demonstrate the Army’s high confidence in Comtech’s BFT technology and innovation capabilities that can be used on future BFT systems,”said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications. “Comtech remains committed to providing the U.S. Army and its soldiers with the most innovative technology, enabling them to successfully complete all their missions, regardless of electronic warfare environments.”