Comtech to Provide Satellite Modems for US Army

Comtech’s DMD2050E Satellite Modem. Photo: Comtech Telecommunications.

Comtech EF Data received a $1.6 million order for satellite modems from a major U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractor. The order specified the DMD2050E MIL-STD-188-165A/STANAG 4486 Edition 3 Compliant Universal Satellite Modem, which will be used to support the U.S. Army Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network.

is designed to comply with a range of U.S. government and commercial standards, and according to Comtech, is compatible with the largest number of satellite modems in the industry. It is fully compliant with MIL-STD-188-165A (all terminal types), STANAG 4486 Edition 3, as well as the IESS-308, IESS-309, IESS-310 and IESS–315 commercial standards. Data rates range from 2.4 kbps to 52 Mbps and symbol rates from 4.8 ksps to 30 Msps.

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