to enable global, satellite-based communications when mobile, real-time, secure transmission is required. Products, Services and Applications The company’s mobile data satellite transceivers and related proprietary technology have been installed on various U.S. military vehicles (both logistics-centric and war-fighter-centric), including the following: Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, helicopters such as the Apache, Black Hawk and Chinook and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. The company’s mobile data satellite transceiver products and related proprietary technology can also be used to facilitate communications in the event that natural disasters or other situations, such as a terrorist attack, disable or limit existing terrestrial communications. Customers Sales to U.S. government customers include sales to the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence and civilian agencies, as well as sales directly to or through prime contractors. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses included $45.1 million in 2015. 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 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, Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, and rules and regulations issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Competition Telecommunications Transmission segment: The company competes with Advantech Wireless Inc.; Datum Systems, Inc.; Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.; Harris Corporation; iDirect, Inc.; Newtec; NovelSat; Paradise Datacom LLC (a subsidiary of Teledyne Corporation); Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; and ViaSat, Inc. RF Microwave Amplifiers segment: The company competes with Aethercomm, Inc.; CPI International, Inc.; DB Control Corp. (a subsidiary of HEICO Corp.); E2V Technologies Ltd.; Empower RF Systems, Inc.; and Ultra Electronics Herley Industries (a division of Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC). Mobile Data Communications: The company competes with 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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