Comtech Announces $6M DoD Deal Win

By Paula Bernier

A Department of Defense contractor has awarded Comtech Telecommunications Corp. $6 million in business. The company declined to name the DoD contractor.

Comtech Telecommunications sells an array of solutions into the global commercial and government communications markets. Comtech’s Command and Control Technologies Group, part of the company’s Government Solutions segment, will be providing managed network services via the deal.

The Command and Control Technologies Group delivers mobile, mission-critical C4ISR solutions. C4ISR stands for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

This Comtech group’s product lines include land mobile products, quick deploy satellite systems, remote sensing tracking systems, rugged solid state drives, and more.

“This is the fourth year we have been providing managed network services to our partner,” said Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications. “These services provide our customer with mission critical communications in austere environments.”

In February Military & Aerospace Electronics reported that the U.S. military’s spending on communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence  (known as CET&I) are expected to see “notable increases next year.” And it said analysts estimate Pentagon spending levels for military electronics and defense electro-optics next year could near $137 billion

“The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is asking Congress for $12.93 billion for CET&I procurement and research in the fiscal 2019 proposed DOD budget, which is up by $1.42 billion, or 12.3 percent, over the 2018 DOD request,” the media outlet reported. “DOD's 2018 spending request was released earlier this month. These accounts contained $15.1 billion as recently as fiscal 2012. The DOD request for CET&I procurement and research does not include military activities with substantial electronics content, such as aircraft avionics, vetronics, and missile guidance.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Executive Editor, TMC

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