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DataPath Awarded 3 Million Dollars To Enhance US Marine's Satellite Transportable Terminals

by Staff Writers
Duluth GA (SPX) Nov 12, 2007
DataPath has been awarded $2.9 million to upgrade and enhance the flexibility of DataPath Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) used in the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) programs. In addition, DataPath's experienced support personnel will provide onsite services such as field engineering and training to Marine units operating the STTs. The total contract value could increase to up to $10.7 million if all options are exercised.

"DataPath has deployed more than 850 STTs for the U.S. military's critical battlefield communications networks, and we are on the ground servicing and enhancing these terminals today," said Stephen Lindeman, vice president and general manager of DataPath's Integrated Systems Division. "Our expertise with these systems enables the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army to communicate anywhere with reliable, robust and rugged communications solutions."

SWAN is an integrated, IP-based tactical communications program that utilizes commercial satellite terminals, network baseband equipment, wireless systems, software and technical support personnel from DataPath to provide forward-deployed Marines with robust communication capabilities. DataPath has supported SWAN since the company worked side-by-side with the Marines to launch the programs in 2004. The company has been awarded more than $50 million in contracts for the SWAN programs in 2007.

Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., made the award through the Worldwide Satellite Systems contract.

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