Comtech Awarded Navy Contract for Satellite Communications Equipment
ORLANDO, Fla. — Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, has received a $59 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from Naval Warfare Systems Command, the company announced in an April 16 release.
The first delivery order for $7.9 million was received and related production commenced immediately. The contract includes five one-year ordering periods.
The contract specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modem, SLM-5650B upgrade kits, firmware upgrades and technical support services. The SLM-5650B Satellite Modem is Comtech’s latest-generation modem product targeted for critical government and military applications.
The SLM-5650B leverages the heritage and feature set of the SLM-5650A modem. The SLM-5650B supports backwards compatibility/interoperability for existing SLM-5650A networks while providing enhanced performance and an expanded feature set. The commercially available modems will support satellite communications and interoperability across the Navy’s platforms and shore sites.
“This new and strategic contract is a testament to the U.S. Navy’s confidence in Comtech to supply best-in-class satellite communications infrastructure solutions to support mission-critical military communications,” said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “We are delighted that we have expanded our relationship with the U.S. Navy and look forward to meeting other operational needs in the future.”