Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

DataPath On The Spares Path

DataPath, Inc. has been awarded $35 million by the U.S. Army for Ka-band spares kits for DataPath® Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs).

The order is part of DataPath's effort with the U.S. Army to enable deployed satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals to operate in Ka-band over the recently launched Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system in addition to operating in commercial Ku-band. This $35 million 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 $225 million for DataPath. Since January 2009, DataPath has been awarded a total of approximately $147 million under this delivery order. The SATCOM terminals being converted were designed and built by DataPath and deployed by the U.S. Army for the Joint Network Node (JNN)/Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. DataPath's Ka-band solution for JNN/WIN-T has been certified by the U.S. Army Strategic Command for use on the WGS system. Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., awarded the delivery orde