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October 12th, 2011

General Dynamics...Wavestream Keeps 'em On The Move (SATCOM)

[SatNews] When the DoD needs your support, you better be good.

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has chosen Wavestream’s 16W Ka-band amplifier for their Model 20 Satcom-on-the-Move terminal, which will be used in vehicle-mounted satellite communications systems to support the US DoD. You can view this at Wavestream's booth #325 at SATCON this week.

“Wavestream is proud of its long, successful relationship with General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, supplying Ka-band amplifiers to support a variety of deployed SATCOM terminals worldwide,” stated Terry Magee, executive vice president at Wavestream. “This latest selection is testament to our continued ability to deliver extremely reliable, field-proven products on-time, and in the quantities required to support SATCOM Technologies’ critical program requirements.”

Wavestream’s Ka-band products, which also include 12W, 25W and 50W amplifiers, have demonstrated exceptional reliability and performance in severe operational conditions, and are currently deployed supporting war fighters in the most extreme environments. Wavestream’s 16W Ka-band amplifier is designed for the demanding shock and vibration environment of wheeled and tracked vehicles. The amplifier is a compact, proven product that is mounted within a radome close to the antenna feed to reduce waveguide loss. As with all Wavestream products, it is fully tested over the entire operating temperature range and frequency band to ensure in-spec performance under all operating conditions.

“The ability to provide continuous connectivity everywhere, all the time, in any environment is essential to the war fighter,” continued Magee. “SATCOM Technologies is a key provider of robust, mobile satellite communications systems that provide the critical “always connected” capabilities for in-theater and strategic operations worldwide. We are proud to offer proven technology to help them meet the growing demand for more portable comms-on-the-move SATCOM systems to support critical missions wherever they may be.”