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Comtech receives US Army BFT-2 modification

7th June 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Comtech Mobile Datacom has received a contract modification totalling $3.7 million to support the US Army’s Blue Force Tracking 2 (BFT-2) programme, the company announced on 4 June.

The modification will support the US Army’s Project Manager Mission Command and provide funding for Phase 1B following the execution of Phase 1 in September 2017.

Both Phase 1 and 1B, totaling $5 million, will port additional waveforms onto the current BFT-2 transceiver to allow it to be used in austere operational environments. The work aims to provide the ability to quickly change to different waveforms based on changing operational environments and requirements.

The BFT-2 system provides situational awareness and C2 messaging to US military platforms and coalition forces designated by the US Combatant Commands. It uses GPS for positioning, navigation and network timing and commercial satellites (L-Band) to exchange both situational awareness and C2 messages between platforms.

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