General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies delivered its 1000th STT Trailer (Satellite Transportable Terminal AN/TSC-185) to the U.S. Army during the last week of March hitting an aggressive production and delivery schedule set in 2009.

Production of complete STT Satellite Communications Terminals at the Kilgore, Texas facility has been accomplished at a rate of six-per-week, with the occasional ramp to ten-per-week. Increment One of WIN-T is a base plus four option years contract that has a total potential value of $721 million for 1,233 STT's and 44 Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks.

Several SATCOM Technologies locations have been involved in the successful STT production: Duluth, GA, program office lead and original design responsibility; Kilgore, TX, STT manufacturing and final integration and test; Richardson, TX, control system design; Longview, TX, control system production, electronic racks, and spares: Newton, NC, Ka-band feeds, and State College, PA, power electronics.

Steve Chambers, General Manager of SATCOM Technologies' Kilgore facility, said, "Delivering the 1000th STT unit is a significant achievement for which all involved can be proud."

"We planned early in 2009 to produce the 1,000th unit in March of 2011 and we met that target," Chambers said. "I am extremely proud of the Kilgore, Longview, Newton and State College production teams whose dedication and hard work allowed us to achieve this milestone. Also, we could not have met the critical deployment schedule without the 110 percent support we received from the design and program team in Duluth and Richardson."

Chambers added, "I also know that the true inspiration behind the team's performance is the knowledge that our efforts contribute to the success of our soldiers in the field. This is a tremendous achievement by a great group of people."



The U.S. Army's Next Generation Communications Network Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is the Army's on-the-move, high-speed, high-capacity communications network, linking Warfighters on the battlefield with the Global Information Grid (GIG). At its core, WIN-T delivers a three-tiered communications architecture (space, airborne, and terrestrial), adds on-the-move operating capabilities, increases available bandwidth, and delivers the level of force modernization required to support the Army's future combat communication needs.

Distinctive WIN-T STT Terminal characteristics include:

  • Optimized, over-the-horizon communications vehicle ideally suited for tactical communications missions On-the-Quick-Halt.
  • Incorporates proprietary active compensation tracking techniques that positively track out the effects of wind while permitting significant platform weight reduction.
  • Designed to carry all equipment necessary to support SATCOM bands, plus Troposcatter.
  • Next generation trailer offers Ku and Ka-band operation on a single platform
  • HMMWV towable; C-130 and C-17 transportable, CH-47 helicopter lift
  • Supports a wide variety of modems, multiple carriers and data rates from 4 Mbps up to 155 Mbps
  • Terminal controller combines antenna control, M&C, tracking receiver and spectrum analyzer functions

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