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Comtech Secures Spectra Group Deal to Equip NATO, European Union Customers With BLOS Capabilities

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Comtech Secures Spectra Group Deal to Equip NATO, European Union Customers With BLOS Capabilities

Comtech has secured a $20 million deal from United Kingdom-based Spectra Group to provide NATO and European Union customers with the Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal system.

The agreement will deliver secure and resilient beyond-line-of-sight capabilities to military users, according to Comtech President and CEO Ken Peterman.

The company’s Troposcatter Family of Systems will provide blended BLOS capabilities to support mission effectiveness and deter near-peer threats in all-domain environments, the CEO said.

COMET is deployed by integrating it with customers’ tactical, mobile and fixed communications systems to establish low latency and high throughput BLOS communications in contested environments.

The system employs an integrated Troposcatter hub, which includes CS67PLUS that is embedded across Comtech’s next-generation FoS.

The Troposcatter FoS activates BLOS capabilities by scattering microwave radio signals off the upper layers of the troposphere. The system is designed to enable military users’ blended networks such as the Department of Defense’s Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control platform, the company said.

In a statement, Spectra Group CEO Simon Davies said the partnership will allow more customers to deploy the COMET Troposcatter system against an adversary with a modern electronic warfare capability.

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