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April 8, 2008
General Dynamics Awarded $109 Million Army Contract for WIN-T Satellite Communications Terminals
NEWTON, N.C. – General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded $109 million from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services for Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program.
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide the U.S. Army 299 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT) and two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST). General Dynamics will also supply Ka-band upgrade kits and spares. The next-generation STT terminal can be configured to operate over Ku or Ka Band satellite frequencies. The new UHST provides Ku or Ka Band operation and increased modem capacity. Both the new STT and UHST are interoperable with previously fielded units.
“The SATCOM terminals General Dynamics is providing for WIN-T deliver robust, beyond-line-of-sight communications for a broad spectrum of information services,” said Gary Kanipe, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies vice president and general manager. “Both the STT and UHST units allow U.S. warfighters to quickly establish and maintain communications in hazardous conditions. In addition, as production of the SATCOM terminals increases, the units will be available for NATO and other U.S. allies as a solution for mobile tactical SATCOM requirements.”
The SATCOM terminal award for WIN-T Increment One was made through the Army’s World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract vehicle managed by the Commercial Satellite Terminal Program (CSTP), which provides communications systems capable of overcoming bandwidth constraints for Department of Defense transformation programs worldwide.
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, is a leading supplier of emergency, strategic and tactical satellite ground terminals for reachback and range extension, including complete communications interoperability and control of fixed and mobile terminals. Additional information about SATCOM Technology’s products and services is available on the Internet at www.gdsatcom.com. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 83,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
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