definite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) BFT-1 sustainment contract. In addition to offering BFT-1 sustainment services to the U.S. Army, the company offers its customers products, including the design and sale of microsatellites, Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) technology-based solutions (which can remotely track assets) and geoOps Enterprise Location Management System (geoOps), a configurable network and Web-based software platform that provides an integrated capability to command, control and manage mobile ground vehicles. The company’s geoOps software is incorporated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) International Security Assistance Force Tracking System, a multi-national satellite-based friendly force tracking system. Customers: The company’s customers include U.S. Army logistics community, the U.S. Army war-fighter community, foreign governments, and prime contractors to the U.S. Armed Forces and NATO. Strategy The company manages its business with the following principal corporate business strategies: seek leadership positions in markets where the company can provide differentiated products and services; identify and participate in emerging technologies that enhance or expand its product portfolio; operate business segments flexibly to maximize responsiveness to its customers; strengthen its diversified and balanced customer base; and pursue acquisitions of businesses and technologies. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses included $36.7 million in 2013. A portion of its research and development efforts relate to the adaptation of its basic technology to specialized customer requirements and is recoverable under contracts. Intellectual Property The company has been issued several U.S. patents relating to forward error correction technology that is utilized in its TPC-enabled satellite modems. Its DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression technology is licensed by the company from a third party. Regulations The company’s products that are incorporated into wireless communications systems must comply with various government regulations, including those of the Federal Communications Commission. The company’s manufacturing facilities, which may store, handle, emit, generate and dispose of hazardous substances that are used in the manufacture of its products, are subject to various local, state and federal regulations, including those issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The company’s products are also subject to European Union directives related to the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. The company’s international sales are subject to U.S. and foreign regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations and may require licenses from U.S. government agencies and the payment of certain tariffs. The company’s financial reporting, corporate governance, public disclosure and compliance practices are governed by laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and rules and regulations issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Competition The company’s competitors in each of its three business segments are as follows: Telecommunications transmission – Advantech Wireless Inc.; Datum Systems, Inc.; Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.; Harris Corporation; iDirect, Inc.; NovelSat; Paradise Datacom LLC (a subsidiary of Teledyne Corporation); Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; and ViaSat, Inc. RF microwave amplifiers – Aethercomm, Inc.; CPI International, Inc.; E2V Technologies Ltd.; Empower RF Systems, Inc.; Herley Industries, Inc. (a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.); and Miteq, Inc. Mobile data communications – Northrop Grumman Corporation and ViaSat, Inc. History Comtech Telecommunications Corp. was founded in 1967. The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware.
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