Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2018, its Command and Control Technologies group, through its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, which is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment, was awarded a contract modification totaling $3.7 million from the Consortium Management Group ("CMG") to support the U.S. Army Project Manager Mission Command ("PM MC") and the Blue Force Tracking 2 ("BFT-2") program.
This contract modification provides funding for Phase 1B following the Phase 1 execution in September 2017. The objective of both Phase 1 and 1B, which total $5.0 million, is to port additional waveforms onto the current BFT-2 transceiver to allow it to be used in austere operational environments. The final objective requires the ability to quickly change to different waveforms based on changing operational environments and requirements. Upon Phase 2 and 3 execution, the total value for all Phases is $6.5 million.
The contract vehicle utilized for this award is pursuant to an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) between C5 and the U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey. The OTA enables the U.S. Army to direct a coordinated research and development program designed to develop prototype command, control, communications and computer technologies directly relevant to weapon systems information technologies.
"I am ecstatic that we have received the additional modification for this highly strategic contract and am pleased that the U.S. Army continues to recognize the value of Comtech's services," said Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Comtech continues its commitment to providing the U.S. Army and its soldiers with the highest level of support."
BFT-2 is the second-generation U.S. Army system that provides Situational Awareness (SA) and Command & Control (C2) messaging to U.S. Military platforms, and to Coalition Forces designated by the U.S. Combatant Commands. It uses GPS for Positioning, Navigation and network timing, and commercial satellites (L-Band) to exchange both SA and C2 messages between the platforms.