Satellite Technology Feature Article
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.2 Million Contract
By Shankar Pandiath, TMCnet Contributor
Comtech Telecommunications Corp., (CMTL) has just revealed that its subsidiary Comtech Mobile Datacom (News - Alert) Corporation (CMDC) has been awarded a $1.2 million contract to support the International Force Tracking System (IFTS) of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation better known as CMDC, is a Maryland-based company providing satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services by using advanced network and communication technology.
The newly inked agreement supports Globecomm Systems (News - Alert) International on the project. The process of upgradation is to increase the ISAF FTS track capacity and to include feeds from Afghan National Tracking Systems, ANTS and ISAF’s Movement Visibility System, MVS. CMDC is upgrading its GeoOps software program which is the central software application in ANTS. The upgrade includes system security components like command and control, C2 features, Geospatial information systems, GIS and Situational Awareness, SA. CMDC aims at providing interoperability with other nations, hence is developing key enhancements for the current IFTS.
Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said that the company was pleased to support the prime contractor by bringing CMDC’s proven capabilities to enhance this important tracking system for NATO forces.
Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) Corp. has developed and is in the process of developing and enhancing communications capabilities for the places where terrestrial communications infrastructure is expensive, unavailable or plain inefficient. The company caters to three complementary segments which include RF microwave amplifiers, telecommunications transmission and mobile data communications. It also produces, designs and markets innovative systems, products and services and caters to a diverse customer base both in the global commercial and government communications markets.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein