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Comtech gets $51M Army battlefield tracking contract

US Army Blue Force Battlefield Tracking

US Army Blue Force Battlefield Tracking Photo Credit: U.S. Army

Comtech Telecommunications Corp., the Melville defense electronics contractor, this week said it has received more than $50 million in U.S. Army orders for a battlefield command and friend-or-foe satellite system. 

The $51.7 million contracts, for Comtech's Blue Force Tracking system, were disclosed in a Sunday news release. 

The equipment is produced by a company subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., of Maryland. 

Comtech's system includes satellite bandwidth, satellite network operations, engineering services, program management, support and mobile satellite transceivers. 

Before the most recent batch of orders, Comtech had already gotten $339.3 million in Blue Force Tracking contracts.

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