Military communications leaders award DataPath $12 million contract for Army network

DULUTH, Ga., 24 March 2009. DataPath Inc. in Duluth, Ga., won a $12 million U.S. Army network contract for Ka band military communications conversion kits, spares kits and technical services that enable DataPath satellite transportable terminals (STTs) and other systems on the battlefield to operate using the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.

Mar 24th, 2009

DULUTH, Ga., 24 March 2009. DataPath Inc. in Duluth, Ga., won a $12 million U.S. Army network contract for Ka band military communications conversion kits, spares kits and technical services that enable DataPath satellite transportable terminals (STTs) and other systems on the battlefield to operate using the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.

The SATCOM terminals being converted are for the Joint Network Node (JNN)/Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) military network program for Army communications. DataPath's Ka band solution for JNN/WIN-T has been certified by the U.S. Army Strategic Command for use on the WGS system.

With Ka band conversion kits, vital battlefield satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals can be quickly converted in the field to operate in Ka band over the launched WGS system in addition to operating in commercial Ku band.

"By reconfiguring satellite terminals in the field today to operate in Ka band, we have taken an important step to ensure that communications systems accommodate the need for bandwidth and flexibility to support U.S. military operations around the world," says Steve Lindeman, vice president of business operations at DataPath.

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

For more information contact DataPath online at www.datapath.com.

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