Comtech has announced that the company was recently awarded a $48.6 million contract to deliver Enterprise Digital Intermediate Frequency Multi-Carrier (EDIM) modems for the U.S. Army satellite communications (SATCOM) digitization and modernization programs.
Under the contract, Comtech will design, develop, test, and deliver EDIM units and provide hardware, software, and sustainment services to support performance enhancements for EDIM solutions. Comtech’s EDIM modems are designed to support multiple satellite providers and will become one of the primary modems used for U.S. military SATCOM. Comtech’s EDIM modems will also replace the aging Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modem (EBEM) currently supporting Army, Navy, and Air Force SATCOM users with an advanced digital and software-defined platform.
“Our EDIM SATCOM modems are designed to enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to move to digitized, hybrid satellite network architectures—enabling warfighters to easily roam across orbital regimes and blend capabilities from traditionally disparate networks to maintain an information advantage in the world’s most challenging geographies,” said Ken Peterman, President and CEO, Comtech. “This strategic contract award further illustrates the trust of our DoD customers and Comtech’s ability to deliver innovative software-defined solutions that meet the mission demands of today and can easily adapt to meet the operational needs of the future. Our EDIM modems are designed to continuously evolve over time with the ability to introduce performance enhancements and new blended services that can reduce operator burden and significantly enhance all-domain mission effectiveness.”
Built on open architecture standards, Comtech’s EDIM solutions are designed to be easily integrated with other terrestrial and non-terrestrial communications systems to enable unified hybrid network infrastructures that will bring forward a new era of blended, smart-enabled connectivity.
Comtech’s portfolio of defense technologies and services, including those provided under this contract, are uniquely designed to align with Space Force Enterprise SATCOM vision and deliver capabilities that will enhance Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control operations. Comtech’s expansive portfolio of defense and security technologies is designed to continuously evolve over time to enable digitalized SATCOM ground network infrastructures; introduce 5G, 5G advanced and 6G capabilities; and integrate Comtech’s proven Dynamic Cloud Platform services across blended terrestrial, non-terrestrial, military, and commercial networks to significantly enhance mission effectiveness in future all-domain operations.