Satellite Technology Feature Article
Comtech Telecommunications Corp Awarded $1.2M to Support NATO International Force Tracking System Upgrade
By Shankar Pandiath, TMCnet Contributor
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced 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.
CMDC, a Maryland-based company, provides satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services by using advanced network and communication technology.
The $1.2-million contract supports Globecomm Systems (News - Alert) International on the project. The process of upgrading 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, and hence is developing key enhancements for the current IFTS.
Fred Kornberg (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer at Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said they were pleased to support their prime contractor by bringing CMDC’s proven capabilities to bear in enhancing this important tracking system for NATO forces.
Comtech Telecommunications (News - Alert) Corp. has developed and is in the process of enhancing communications capabilities for the places where terrestrial communications infrastructure is expensive, unavailable or simply inefficient. The company caters to three complementary segments: RF microwave amplifiers, telecommunications transmission and mobile data communications.
The company has a diverse customer base in both the global commercial and government communications markets, and is a market leader in the segments it serves.
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Edited by Braden Becker