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Comtech to develop upgraded dual-mode BFT satellite transceiver and antenna nulling technology

(16 July 2019 - Comtech Mobile Datacom) Comtech Mobile Datacom has been 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, provides best-in-class reliability and is fully backward compatible with the U.S. Army's Blue-Force Tracking-1 system (BFT-1).

“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 Corp. “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.”

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.

The Command & Control Technologies group is a leading provider of mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR solutions.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.