Troposcatter equipment to be supplied to U.S. Marines

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2020, its Orlando, Fla.-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc., which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, was awarded a 10-year, $211.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Cubic Mission Solutions business division to provide next-generation troposcatter systems in support of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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.

Cubic and Comtech’s next generation troposcatter solution is intended to increase bandwidth by an order of magnitude and reduces the size, weight, and power by nearly 90%. The company claims that this makes the solution one with the highest data capacity and most mobile beyond-line-of-sight system in the world.