Comtech Receives $1.7 Million Order for Engineering Services to Support U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle UAS Program


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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its third quarter of fiscal 2020, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.7 million order for engineering services from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (“Hughes”) to support the Data Link Modernization contract by providing new advanced satellite communications (“SATCOM”) systems for the U.S. Army’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. Additional orders are expected in future periods.

Under the development and prototype phase of the sub-contract with Hughes, Comtech EF Data will provide advanced engineering services, including porting of waveforms to the prime’s airborne and ground-based satellite modems and supporting the stringent Army Cyber Security requirements.

“We are very happy to be selected to support our customer for this critical program,” commented Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “We believe this award is tangible evidence that our ongoing investments in secure wireless technologies are paying off. We are proud to be working with Hughes and the DoD to support the warfighters’ needs with the highest performance, most robust, cost-effective and reliable solution available in the marketplace.”

Comtech EF Data Corp. is a leading supplier of communications equipment with a focus on satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The high-performance satellite communications ground equipment is deployed globally to support mission-critical and demanding applications for government, mobile backhaul, premium enterprise and mobility. Service providers, satellite operators, governments and commercial users wanting to optimize communications, increase throughput and delight customers, are leveraging the performance and flexibility of the Comtech brand. The solutions are facilitating fixed and mobile networks in 160+ countries and across every ocean. 

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