US-based satellite bandwidth and link optimisation supplier Comtech EF Data has received new funding from the US Navy.
The company is a subsidiary of US telecommunications equipment firm Comtech Telecommunications and is part of commercial solutions segment.
The $1.9m funding was awarded under an engineering support services contract line item (CLIN) and will used by the company to support additional capabilities for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) advanced time division multiple access (TDMA) interface processor (ATIP) production terminals.
Comtech secured the contract modification during the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018.
The new financing authorisation forms part of the engineering support services option that was included under the existing ATIP contract.
The services are expected to support a variety of Programme Planned Improvements (P3I) for the US Navy’s AEHF protected military satellite communications (SATCOM) system.
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Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “This newly authorised funding will be applied to incorporating modifications to the ATIP System to take full advantage of the recently completed ATIP Adaptive Coding capability.”
ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device that is deployed on the US Navy’s vessel, shore and submarine platforms in the Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT).
The ATIP programme is intended to deliver significant enhancements such as bandwidth management, higher XDR data rates support and enhanced throughput to improve the performance of the advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) system.