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January 23, 2007
General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies has received a $15.5 million order for satellite communications terminals
that will be used in the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program.
The terminals will provide deployed warfighters robust, beyond-line-of-sight communications for a broad spectrum
of information services including video, multimedia, data and imagery.
SATCOM Technologies' award, issued through the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Lifecycle Management Command, Ft. Monmouth, N.J., is part of a four-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total potential value of $160 million if all options are exercised.
Under terms of the order, the U.S. Marine Corps will receive Warrior 120 (1.2-Meter) and Warrior 180 (1.8-Meter) flyaway terminals and 2.4-Meter trailer-mounted terminals for quick-setup tactical communications.
"Reliable, easy-to-deploy communications products are vital to supporting tactical missions," said Gary Kanipe, vice president of SATCOM Technologies for General Dynamics. "General Dynamics is the original equipment manufacturer for the VertexRSI antennas and electronic products that comprise these terminals, ensuring a high-quality, reliable, on-the-move communications solution for customers."
The Marine's SWAN program is acquiring this equipment through the World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract, which is intended to provide communications systems that are capable of overcoming existing and projected bandwidth constraints for Department of Defense transformation programs worldwide. WWSS is available to support all federal communications missions, including disaster relief and homeland security efforts.
For more information on the Company's line of Warrior products, contact: Chris Buck, Director of Government Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Dynamics C4 Systems offers a wide range of satellite and wireless communications products and services under its VertexRSI, Prodelin and Gabriel brands. Visit our web site at http://www.gdsatcom.com.
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