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General Dynamics To Provide Ku-Band Satellite On-the-Move Antenna System To Army

by Staff Writers
Newton NC (SPX) May 08, 2007
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded an order under the World Wide Satellite Services contract to provide Ku-band on-the-move satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Army. Under this order, General Dynamics will provide a single Warrior Model 20-20 Satcom-on-the-Move (SOTM) antenna system for verification and testing, with additional purchases to follow successful tests. The total potential value of the award if all options are exercised is $28 million over three years.

The General Dynamics-designed and -manufactured equipment transmits and receives data at speeds up to 1.54 Mbps in Ku-band, giving unit commanders robust satellite communications in moving vehicles, providing unequaled mobile access to a broad spectrum of information services including video, data and imagery.

The terminals track satellites very accurately using a combination of integral satellite-beacon receivers, gyro stabilization and inertial measurement units.

"Reliable, easy-to-deploy communications products are vital to supporting tactical missions," said Gary Kanipe, vice president of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies. "General Dynamics is the original equipment manufacturer for the VertexRSI(r) antennas and electronic products that comprise these terminals, ensuring a high-quality, reliable SATCOM-on-the-move communications solution for our customers."

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