Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) has revealed that, during the company's third quarter of fiscal 2020, their Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $4.7 million contract for engineering services from a large prime U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) contractor to support a critical Air Force and Army Anti-jam Modem (“A3M”) program under the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (“SMC”).
The A3M program will provide the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army with a secure, wideband, anti-jam satellite communications terminal modem for tactical satellite communication operations. The jam-resistant modems will support SMC’s Protected Tactical Waveform technology, an anti-jam capability operating on military satellite communication terminals through the Wideband Global Satcom constellation.
The prime contractor was awarded a five-year, $500 million ceiling, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract. The prime has received an initial delivery order in excess of $30 million for the development and prototype phase.
Comtech EF Data will be a key subcontractor providing both engineering and hardware services and has received initial funding of $501,000 with additional orders expected during the Company’s fourth quarter. Once development is completed, Comtech EF Data expects to receive significant hardware orders in future periods during the production phase.