Comtech Receives $5.2 Million of Funding for US Army BFT Program

Blue Force Tracking. Photo: U.S. Army.

Blue Force Tracking. Photo: U.S. Army.

Comtech Telecommunications revealed that during its third quarter of fiscal 2019, its Command and Control Technologies group was awarded option period two of contract GS03Q17DSC0002 with an overall potential value of approximately $8.5 million. To date funding in the overall amount of $5.2 million has been applied to option period two via contract modifications. The overall funded value of the contract inclusive of the Base, Option Year 1 and Option Year 2 is approximately $19.2 million.

These contract modifications are part of the five-year BFT-1 sustainment support contract for the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Mission Command Blue Force Tracking (“BFT-1”) program. Comtech continues to perform engineering services, satellite network operations and program management through a Firm Fixed Price contract with Time and Materials and Cost Reimbursement elements. Option period two performance period began April 15, 2019 and ends April 14, 2020, and the contract provides for two additional twelve-month option periods, exercisable by GSA.

BFT-1 is a battle command, real-time situational awareness and control system. Under the five-year BFT-1 sustainment contract, Comtech performs engineering services, satellite network operations and program management.

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