MELVILLE, N.Y. — November 9, 2023 — Comtech (NASDAQ: CMTL), a global technology leader, announced today, the receipt of a $20.0 million order from the company’s UK-based partners, Spectra Group. The order will allow Spectra Group, the appointed regional distributor of Comtech’s Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal (COMET), to service multiple orders already received, and several expected follow-on orders from undisclosed customers in the NATO and European regions.
Comtech’s feature-rich, network agnostic COMET system is designed to be easily integrated with other Department of Defense (DoD) and coalition tactical, mobile, and fixed communications systems to provide resilient, secure beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) capabilities in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Each Comtech COMET is an end-to-end, rapidly deployable BLOS system that utilizes a single fully integrated Troposcatter hub, which includes the company’s CS67PLUS Troposcatter radio. The CS67PLUS is also embedded across each of Comtech’s next generation Family of Systems (FoS).
“Through this order from Spectra Group, Comtech is helping expand network agnostic, secure, and interoperable BLOS communications capabilities for our NATO and EU regional partners,” said Ken Peterman, President and CEO, Comtech. “As the DoD looks to enhance interoperable communications capabilities for coalition operations, Comtech’s Troposcatter FoS are uniquely designed to bring forward blended BLOS capabilities needed to enhance mission effectiveness and deter near-peer threats in all-domain environments.”
“These multiple customers for whom we’ve placed this order for stock, prove the confidence in Comtech’s COMET Troposcatter system and underline Comtech as being a world leader in this technology,” said Simon Davies, CEO, Spectra Group. “The COMET Troposcatter system provides low latency, high throughput BLOS communications in austere environments in what is a challenging satellite denied environment against a sophisticated enemy with a high electronic warfare capability. I’m delighted to be working with Comtech as their appointed distributor helping them to reach new customers with COMET.”
Comtech’s next generation Troposcatter FoS, which includes the company’s market leading COMET systems, provide military operators and other end users with innovative BLOS capabilities by scattering microwave radio signals off the upper layers of the troposphere. Today, we believe Comtech has the most deployed next generation Troposcatter systems in the world, which will help the DoD and coalition nations move to blended networks that can support Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) operations.
In September 2023, Spectra Group announced the receipt of a $8.0 million order from UK MoD to equip 3 (UK) Division with Comtech’s COMET systems. Spectra Group is now close to receiving additional orders for large quantities of Comtech’s COMET systems from other key NATO and European regional customers.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is a leading global technology company providing terrestrial and wireless network solutions, next-generation 9-1-1 emergency services, satellite and space communications technologies, and cloud native capabilities to commercial and government customers around the world. Our unique culture of innovation and employee empowerment unleashes a relentless passion for customer success. With multiple facilities located in technology corridors throughout the United States and around the world, Comtech leverages our global presence, technology leadership, and decades of experience to create the world’s most innovative communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.comtech.com.
About Spectra Group (UK) Ltd
Spectra has a proven record of accomplishment – with over 15 years of experience in delivering solutions for governments around the globe; elite militaries; and private enterprises of all sizes. As a dynamic, agile, security accredited organisation, Spectra can leverage this experience to deliver Cyber Advisory and secure Hosted and Managed Solutions on time, to spec and on budget, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices. Spectra’s gold-level partnerships with third-party vendors ensure best value and leading edge technology is used. On 23 November 2017, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd announced that it had recently been listed as a Top 100 Government SME Supplier for 2015-2016 by the UK Crown Commercial Services. Spectra Group (US) Inc was established in 2018 to directly support the US market.
Spectra Group were awarded the 5-year contact to be the UK distributor of Troposcatter COMET for US company COMTECH Systems Inc in late 2019. Comtech is a leading global provider of next-generation 911 emergency systems and critical wireless and satellite communication technologies.
Spectra’s CEO, Simon Davies, was awarded 2017 Businessman of the Year by Battlespace magazine.
Spectra was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in 2019 for SlingShot. Founded in 2002, the Company is based in Hereford, UK and holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
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