Army tracking system deal made with Comtech

The Army has awarded a $12.7 million contract to Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. for its Movement Tracking System, the company announced today.

The contract calls for Comtech Mobile of Germantown, Md., to supply its next-generation Model MT 2012 mobile satellite transceivers, which feature embedded radio frequency identification and secure global positioning system capabilities, along with both rugged and control station computers and related field services.

The Model MT 2012 features an RFID module manufactured by Savi Technology Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif. The contract will support ongoing MTS activities in Iraq and Kuwait, and at selected Army bases in the United States.

Comtech Mobile, a provider of satellite-based packet data communication systems and location and messaging services, is a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., which is based in Melville, N.Y.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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