Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Orlando, FL-based subsidiary, Comtech Systems Inc., received an order for $11 M from an international prime contractor for transportable troposcatter systems to be used by a middle eastern government. This is the first material troposcatter equipment contract with this foreign government.

The order is for the delivery of Comtech's rapidly deployable mobile troposcatter communications systems, spares and training. The systems use Comtech's advanced CS3000A trailer mounted angle diversity antenna design, such that a complete troposcatter system including electronics and power generation equipment can be provided on a single trailer. Each system includes Comtech's 22 Mbps CS67200 troposcatter modem, a frequency converter system, power amplifiers, and a suite of baseband equipment.

Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "I am excited to be able to announce this important contract with this new foreign government customer. While sales cycles for opportunities of this type can be long, this win is a testament to the superior performance characteristics of our troposcatter systems and demonstrates the importance of troposcatter communications as a cost effective and secure means of high bandwidth communications for beyond line-of-sight voice and data traffic. We look forward to continued expansion of our new business opportunities in this important product line."