Comtech to support Iraqi Navy maritime surveillance system

26 September 2018 (Last Updated September 26th, 2018 11:49)

Comtech Telecommunications’ subsidiary has received a contract to support the Iraqi Navy’s existing command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) maritime surveillance system.

Comtech Telecommunications’ subsidiary has received a contract to support the Iraqi Navy’s existing command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) maritime surveillance system.

Under the deal, Comtech Systems will be responsible for delivering equipment and services in support of the maritime surveillance system.

Valued at $9.1m, the sole-sourced contract has been awarded by the US Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) C4I International C4I Integration Program Office (PMW 740).

“The communications network will help provide radar and sensor data to the Iraqi Navy’s existing command and control facility.”

Comtech will deliver thermal imaging radar, together with the company’s advanced digital troposcatter communications systems and backhaul microwave terminals.

The communications network will help provide radar and sensor data to the Iraqi Navy’s existing command and control facility.

Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “I am excited to be able to announce this important contract with a new foreign government end customer.

“While the sales cycles for opportunities of this type are long, this win is further evidence that demand for troposcatter equipment around the world is growing. We look forward to working with the US foreign military sales (FMS) and Iraqi Navy on this and future opportunities.”

The company has received the maritime surveillance system support contract during its first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2019.

Based in Orlando, Florida, US, Comtech Systems is part of the parent company’s Government Solutions segment.