Comtech satellite modems support Army PM Tactical Network

MELVILLE, N.Y. Comtech EF Data Corp., part of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Commercial Solutions segment (Nasdaq:CMTL), in Tempe, Ariz., won a $1.6 million order for satellite modems, which will be used to support the U.S. Army Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network. Comtech will deliver to an unnamed U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractor its DMD2050E universal satellite modem, designed to maximize compatibility and to comply with the widest possible range of government and commercial standards, including MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types), STANAG 4486 Edition 3, and IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS–315 commercial standards.

Comtech satellite modems support Army PM Tactical Network
Comtech satellite modems support Army PM Tactical Network

MELVILLE, N.Y. Comtech EF Data Corp., part of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Commercial Solutions segment (Nasdaq:CMTL), in Tempe, Ariz., won a $1.6 million order for satellite modems, which will be used to support the U.S. Army Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network. Comtech will deliver to an unnamed U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractor its DMD2050E universal satellite modem, designed to maximize compatibility and to comply with the widest possible range of government and commercial standards, including MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types), STANAG 4486 Edition 3, and IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS–315 commercial standards.

Comtech has established itself as a trusted provider of reliable, high-performance, and secure satellite communications modems for the U.S. Army,” says Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “This award further illustrates that Comtech is making an important contribution to the U.S. Army’s mission successes.”

Comtech satellite modems support Army PM Tactical NetworkComtech satellite modems support Army PM Tactical Network

Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network, formerly known as PM Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) delivers a unified tactical network, enabling cohesive mission command at every stage of the joint operational spectrum -- from home station to early entry, to the furthest edge of the battlefield. The program’s scalable suite of integrated tactical network communication and network/cyber management capabilities support today’s complex joint, coalition and civil missions worldwide. The program office provides an expeditionary, modular “tool kit” of unified satellite and radio network transport capabilities to enable uninterrupted mission command and secure reliable voice, video and data communications.

Leveraging both satellite and line-of-sight capabilities for optimum efficiency, effectiveness, and operational flexibility, the tactical network enables mission command at any location, from traditional command posts, to network-equipped vehicles crossing the battlefield, even from the belly of C17 aircraft en route to an objective. Connected to the tactical network, Soldiers at every echelon are continually backed by the strength and expertise of the entire force and armed with the mission command capabilities needed to defeat increasingly capable adversaries in today’s complex world.

PM Tactical Network continues to improve the Army’s tactical network, enhancing the way the network is managed, operated and defended across all echelons and domains. To meet the Army’s strategic priorities for readiness, responsiveness and regional engagement, ongoing capability advancements in the tactical network programs are holistically improving simplicity, mobility, modularity, and agility. The Army’s continually evolving suite of expeditionary network transport equipment enables commanders to see first and act first, while increasing speed of maneuver and operational flexibility.

The PM Tactical Network Team develops, fields and supports One Tactical Network. It provides an integrated, interoperable single network that is modular and flexible in design, supportable, trusted by the user and presents a common user experience.

The program’s advanced communications capabilities enable scalable expeditionary networking and directly support the Army’s goal for uninterrupted cohesive mission command at every stage of the joint operational spectrum.

Comtech EF Data Corp. provides satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization. The company’s advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems, RAN & WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management, and RF products. The solutions enable commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based applications, officials say.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions. The company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

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