Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a delivery order in support of a recently awarded contract to provide long-term support for the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). This latest delivery order against the 10-year, $19.1 million follow-on IDIQ contract is for $2.8 million, and has an initial funding level of $1.6 million.
ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device installed on ship, shore and submarine platforms in the Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT). The ATIP program provides significant improvements to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system's performance through dynamic bandwidth management, support for higher XDR data rates, and increased throughput.
“This new delivery order is to complete the development of an ATIP Terminal Direct (TD) mode that will enable the full capabilities of our previous Adaptive Coding development effort,” commented Fred Kornberg, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “The ATIP TD mode will allow the Navy to operate at very low Code Rates to maintain communication links in impaired environments.”