June 5, 2008
STT and UHST Units Moving Through Production
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has geared up production of Satellite Communications Terminals as part of its Increment One Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program contract.
SATCOM Technologies is fulfilling a $130 Million contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J. to provide specialized satellite communications earth terminals and support services.
Under the current contract, SATCOM Technologies is providing the U.S. Army 299 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT) and two Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHST). The business will also supply Ka-band upgrade kits and spares. 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 STTs and 44 UHSTs if all options are exercised.
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 STT and UHST units are integrated, assembled and tested at SATCOM Technologies' facilities in Duluth, Georgia and Kilgore, Texas.
Production of complete STT units is running at one-per-day at the Kilgore facility. Click here for more information about the SATCOM Technologies STT unit.
SATCOM Technologies' UHST units are completing vigorous off-road testing by the U.S. Army.
Click here to view a video clip of the UHST off-road test.