Comtech

No. 265: Santa snickers, the Manufacturing Task Force Awakens and the Golden Globes go to…

Gut Yontiff: “Good holiday,” for our non-Yiddish speaking readers, and a Happy Hanukkah to all. Adam Sandler’s “eight crazy nights” – the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the circa-160 B.C. Maccabean Revolt – commenced Tuesday evening. A big date for breakthroughs: The dry dock (1816), the ice cream cone (1903), the first fully automated photographic film developer (1928) and the fathometer (also 1928), which measures underwater…


Comtech snags $45M contract for 911 upgrades

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has been awarded a five-year contract to provide cutting-edge emergency-contact services across Washington State. The contract, valued as high as $45 million, will see Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment installing and managing a Next Generation 911 Emergency Service IP Network across Washington. Next Generation 911 incorporates text messaging, videoconferencing and other Internet-based communications into modern emergency-contact protocols, as defined by the National Emergency Number Association. Among the bells and whistles in Comtech Telecommunication’s…


Suffolk IDA makes Comtech pitch

Rack that up as a fairly profitable day for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. First, the Melville-based high-tech manufacturer announced Thursday morning that it has received a $1.3 million funded order from the federal government for a new microwave network and associated power systems. Then, later Thursday, Comtech PST Corp. – part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment – announced multiple orders for high-power radio-frequency amplifiers from multiple domestic manufacturers, totaling approximately $5.8 million. And finally, at its…


Army extends Comtech contract

Army exercises Comtech contract extension

The U.S. Army re-upped for another year of services from Melville’s Comtech Telecommunications Corp., exercising almost $20 million in contracts covering engineering and satellite communications and use of hush-hush Comtech intellectual property. The full contract, which began last year, has a not-to-exceed value of $68.5 million. The work, unfortunately, will be performed by Comtech’s Maryland subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. Comtech trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol CMTL. Shares are currently around $30, off…