Comtech to Supply Next-Gen Troposcatter Equipment to the US Marines

Comtech Telecommunications has announced that their subsidiary, Comtech Systems, has been awarded a 10-year, $211.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Cubic Mission Solutions to provide next-generation troposcatter systems in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Troposcatter Communications are used for beyond line of sight (over the horizon) point to point communications between remote geographic areas where cable links are not feasible.

In connection with this contract award, Comtech received an initial $13.4 million order to supply next-generation terminals to Cubic. Delivery of the first units will support test and evaluation for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Compared to legacy systems for the U.S. Marine Corps, Cubic and Comtech’s next-generation troposcatter solution increases bandwidth by an order of magnitude and reduces the size, weight, and power by nearly 90 percent, making it the highest data capacity and most mobile beyond-line-of-sight system in the world. Under this contract, Comtech will offer next-generation technology to enable the warfighter to communicate more reliably and with greater capability on the battlefield than ever before.

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