Comtech, a provider of communication technology, has secured a significant $20 million order from Spectra Group, a UK-based company, to supply next-generation troposcatter systems for NATO and European customers. The order specifically includes Comtech’s Comet – Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal, a portable and lightweight troposcatter system that enables beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications.
Spectra Group, which serves as Comtech’s regional distributor in Europe, has already received an $8 million order from the UK Ministry of Defence to equip the British Army’s 3rd (UK) Division with Comtech’s Comet systems. Furthermore, Spectra Group is on the verge of securing additional orders for large quantities of Comet systems from other key NATO and European customers.
Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group, expressed his confidence in Comtech’s Comet Troposcatter system, emphasizing its ability to provide low latency and high throughput BLOS communications in challenging environments. He also highlighted the system’s effectiveness in satellite-denied areas against sophisticated adversaries with strong electronic warfare capabilities.
This latest order further solidifies Comtech’s position as a global leader in troposcatter technology, with multiple customers placing their trust in the company’s innovative solutions.