Tobyhanna technicians repair X-band antennas for Army, Marines, and Air Force

TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa., 23 April 2007. Antenna technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., have reset and upgraded 28 Lightweight High Gain X-Band antennas for the Army, Marines, and Air Force.

Apr 23rd, 2007

TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa., 23 April 2007. Antenna technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., have reset and upgraded 28 Lightweight High Gain X-Band antennas for the Army, Marines, and Air Force.

The AS-4429 LHGXA is a mobile large aperture tactical antenna that consists of a 16-foot reflector mounted on a trailer and operates with X-band satellites and AN/TSC-85D and 93D satellite terminals to provide data, voice, and Internet communications.

The upgrade entails replacing low-noise amplifiers with a newer version and eliminating the wave guide switch and built-in test equipment to make the system more compatible with the AN/TSC-85D and 93D satellite terminals.

"Reset usually does not include any aesthetic work, but these systems are brought to like-new condition," says Denis Calarco, chief of the antenna systems branch at Tobyhanna.

Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.

For more information contact Tobyhanna online at www.tobyhanna.army.mil.

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