To provide Ka band conversion kits, spares kits and technical services that enable DataPath satellite transportable terminals
DataPath, a provider of satellite and wireless communications networks, has won a $12m contract from the US Army for Ka band conversion kits, spares kits and technical services that enable DataPath satellite transportable terminals and other systems on the battlefield to operate using the wideband global SATCOM system.
According to DataPath, this $12m order is funded from exercised options on an existing delivery order, which is a four-year agreement with the army that has a potential value of up to $225m for DataPath. These options are the first exercised options that add to the base award of $100m that DataPath announced for the same project in January 2009. DataPath began delivering the Ka band conversion kits, spares kits and other equipment and services in January 2009.
Steve Lindeman, vice president of business operations at DataPath, said: 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 US military operations around the world.