Comtech announced the receipt of a $20 million order from the company’s U.K.-based partners, Spectra Group. The order will allow Spectra Group, the appointed regional distributor of Comtech’s Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal (COMET), to service multiple orders already received and several expected follow-on orders from undisclosed customers in the NATO and European regions.

Comtech’s feature-rich, network agnostic COMET system is designed to be easily integrated with other Department of Defense (DOD) and coalition tactical, mobile and fixed communications systems to provide resilient, secure beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) capabilities in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Each Comtech COMET is an end-to-end, rapidly deployable BLOS system that utilizes a single fully integrated Troposcatter hub, which includes the company’s CS67PLUS Troposcatter radio. The CS67PLUS is also embedded across each of Comtech’s next-generation family of systems (FoS).

“Through this order from Spectra Group, Comtech is helping expand network agnostic, secure, and interoperable BLOS communications capabilities for our NATO and EU regional partners,” said Ken Peterman, President and CEO, Comtech. “As the DOD looks to enhance interoperable communications capabilities for coalition operations, Comtech’s Troposcatter FoS are uniquely designed to bring forward blended BLOS capabilities needed to enhance mission effectiveness and deter near-peer threats in all-domain environments.”

“These multiple customers for whom we’ve placed this order for stock, prove the confidence in Comtech’s COMET Troposcatter system and underline Comtech as being a world leader in this technology,” said Simon Davies, CEO, Spectra Group. “The COMET Troposcatter system provides low latency, high throughput BLOS communications in austere environments in what is a challenging satellite denied environment against a sophisticated enemy with a high electronic warfare capability. I’m delighted to be working with Comtech as their appointed distributor helping them to reach new customers with COMET.”

Comtech’s next-generation Troposcatter FoS, which includes the company’s market leading COMET systems, provide military operators and other end users with innovative BLOS capabilities by scattering microwave radio signals off the upper layers of the troposphere. Today, we believe Comtech has the most deployed next-generation Troposcatter systems in the world, which will help the DOD and coalition nations move to blended networks that can support Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control operations.

In September 2023, Spectra Group announced the receipt of a $8.0 million order from U.K. Ministry of Defence to equip 3 (U.K.) Division with Comtech’s COMET systems. Spectra Group is now close to receiving additional orders for large quantities of Comtech’s COMET systems from other key NATO and European regional customers.