Comtech to Upgrade Blue Force Tracking Satellite Transceiver for the US Army

Comtech TelecommunicationsCommand & Control Technologies group, through its subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, has received $4.2 million in rapid innovation funding from the US Army.

The funding has been awarded to develop an enhanced version of Comtech’s next-generation MT-2025 Blue Force Tracking (BFT) satellite terminal that will incorporate a dual-mode BFT satellite transceiver and new antenna nulling technology.

Comtech's next-generation MT-2025 transceiver, which is also known as the Blue Force Tracker-2 High Capacity (BFT-2-HC) Satellite Transceiver, meets BFT-2 protocols, provides best-in-class reliability and is fully backward compatible with the U.S. Army's Blue-Force Tracking-1 system (BFT-1). Comtech currently provides sustaining support for the U.S Army’s BFT-1 system and previously shipped over 100,000 BFT-1 mobile satellite transceivers.

Key Features of Comtech MT-2025:

  • Capable of up to 128 Kbps
  • Full duplex
  • Designed to meet MIL-STD 810F
  • Designed to meet MIL-STD 461F
  • FCC/ETSI compliant
  • MIL-STD 1275B Surge/Spike Power Projection Circuit
  • Contains Embedded FIPS 140-2, Level 2 validated module
  • Supports AES128, AES192, AES256

Core Benefits of this Solution:

  • Flexible data rates 650 bps to 128 Kbps
  • Secure and reliable two-way messaging
  • Operates over multiple L-band satellites worldwide on fully encrypted packet data network
  • Low-cost omni-directional antenna
  • Supports RHCP and LHCP
  • Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection

The Comtech Telecom’s Command & Control Technologies group is a leading provider of mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR solutions. Click here to learn more about this Transceiver Solution.