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Comtech reports $2.4M order from U.S. government

Melville-based Comtech Communications Corp. has won a $38-million

Melville-based Comtech Communications Corp. has won a $38-million contract for a small U.S. Navy spacecraft that will map the stars. Photo Credit: Handout

Melville-based Comtech Telecommunications Corp. says one of its subsidiaries in Arizona has a new, $2.4 million batch of U.S. government orders for satellite modems. 

The subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., of Tempe, Ariz., will provide its SLM-5650A satellite modems and associated redundancy switches to be used "to facilitate satellite-based communications for a government agency."

Comtech didn't say which government agency ordered the modems.

"Given the SLM-5650A's reliability, security and bandwidth efficiencies, it is ideally suited for government and military applications -- shipboard, airborne or ground," Comtech chief executive Fred Kornberg said in a statement Monday.

"This order is representative of the U.S. government's confidence in Comtech to deliver infrastructure products to support essential communications."

Photo: A Comtech-made U.S. Navy spacecraft equipped to map the stars.

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