As announced in a recent press release, Comtech Telecommunications received multiple orders totaling
The first order for
The second order was for the continued supply of satellite bandwidth, satellite network operations, engineering services and program management to support the MTS program for the period
Pricing for the second order has not yet been finalized with the
The MT-2012 is the newest member of Comtech Mobile Datacom’s packet data network, providing near real-time satellite-enhanced communications services.
The United States Army’s Movement Tracking System (MTS) provides two-way text messaging and position reporting between mobile and fixed assets.
|MTS Movement Tracking System|
MTS can operate anywhere in the world giving over-the-horizon communications to vehicles on the move. Messages are transmitted via commercial satellites in near real-time, and vehicle locations are displayed on computers with NGA maps. All messages are encrypted end-to-end, including sender and recipient addresses for information security purposes. MTS operates over a variety of geostationary satellites and is designed to transition automatically from one satellite system to another, as required.
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation was awarded the MTS contract in 1999. Comtech has designed a spread-spectrum, packet-switched data network that uses state-of-the-art modulation techniques and short burst transmissions. This provides low probability of intercept/detect characteristics to reduce the likelihood that hostile forces can determine the sender’s position or intercept other intelligence. To meet changing mission requirements, Comtech Mobile Datacom developed an enhanced Movement Tracking System (MTS) designated the MTS Plus. The MTS Plus provides In-Transit Visibility (ITV) of units deployed in the battlefield as well as visibility of units providing tactical and logistics support. The MTS Plus also incorporates additional safety features and durability improvements.
Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of
References: Comtech (1,2,3)