Comtech to continue BFT-1 sustainment
Comtech Telecommunication's subsidiary Comtech Mobile Datacom has received a contract to continue to provide sustainment support for the US Army's Project Manager Mission Command - Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) programme, the company announced on 20 April.
The BFT-1 is a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.
Under the contract, Comtech will perform engineering services, satellite network operations and programme management.
The contract includes an £8 million 12 month base period and four 12 month options. The army has placed an initial funded order of $3.5 million and the company expects to receive an additional order shortly to fully fund the base year.
Fred Kornberg, president and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications, said: 'We are pleased that Comtech has again been selected to work together with the US Army to sustain this critical worldwide military communications system. The award of this contract further demonstrates the ongoing importance of the US Army's BFT-1 satellite tracking communication system.'
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