Comtech Mobile Datacom, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has been awarded a five-year contract, with a not-to-exceed value of $42.7 million, to continue to provide sustainment support for the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Mission Command – Blue Force Tracking (BFT) program. BFT-1 is a battle command real-time situational awareness and control system.

Under the new five-year BFT-1 sustainment contract, Comtech will perform engineering services, satellite network operations and program management through a hybrid Firm Fixed Price (FFP)/Time & Materials (T&M) contract with Cost Reimbursement CLINs. The base performance period begins April 15, 2017 and ends April 14, 2018, and the contract provides for four twelve-month option periods exercisable by the U.S. Army. The total estimated value of the base year is $8.0 million. The U.S. Army has placed an initial funded order of $3.5 million under this contract and Comtech expects to receive an additional order shortly to fully fund the base year.

Comtech Mobile Datacom, a Germantown, Maryland-based company, is engaged in the provision of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services.

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