Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., received orders totaling $9.5 M on its Movement Tracking System, or MTS contract, with the U.S. Army. The total includes $8.9 M of MTS program orders and $0.6 M in follow-on orders for the Army National Guard's acquisition of MTS equipment and services. Total orders received to date against the $418.2 M MTS contract increased to $370.9 M.

The orders are for the supply of Comtech's MT-2012 mobile satellite transceivers, ruggedized and control station computers, installation kits and technical support services. Comtech's Model MT-2012 mobile satellite transceivers feature embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, including Savi Technology's ISO-compliant EchoPoint RFID Reader, as well as secure Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities.

The Army National Guard orders are being funded pursuant to the Supplemental Army National Guard and Army Reserve Equipment Plan. Total orders received to date against the supplemental funding bill increased to $55.9 M.

Fred Kornberg, president and chief executive officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "We are pleased to have received orders for the continuing support of the US Army MTS Program, as well as the Army National Guard. Our field-proven technology is used extensively by the Army National Guard's First Responders and by the US Army in areas of conflict, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. We are proud of the critical role our technology continues to play in these important programs."