Military

US Navy Puts $59M Toward Comtech Satcom Contract

By Veronica Magan | April 23, 2018

Comtech EF Data satellite modems. Photo courtesy of Comtech

Comtech Telecommunications said during its third quarter fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data, which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $59 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Naval Warfare Systems Command. The first delivery order for $7.9 million was received and production has 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 backward-compatibility and inter-operability 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 was originally posted at Via Satellite.

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