April 17, 2008
Contract is the first option year of a base-plus four option year's award valued at $749 Million if all options are exercised
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, SATCOM Technologies will provide the U.S. Army 299 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT) and two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST). The Company 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 award is the first option year of a base-plus-four-option years contract that has a total potential value of $749 million for 1,233 STTs and 44 UHSTs if all options are exercised. The Army awarded SATCOM Technologies the $24 Million base contract in August, 2007 for delivery of 33 STTs, 2 UHST units, spare components, training and services.
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Gary Kanipe, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies vice president and general manager, said, "The SATCOM terminals General Dynamics is providing for WIN-T deliver robust, beyond-line-of-sight communications for a broad spectrum of information services. Both the STT and UHST units allow U.S. warfighters to quickly establish and maintain communications in hazardous conditions. In addition, as our 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.