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DataPath Becomes US Army Primer Provider of Satcom Field Services

By Veronica Magan | December 21, 2016

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      [Via Satellite 12-21-2016] DataPath has been selected as the sole prime provider of satellite communications support services under the U.S. Army’s Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) contract. The award combines field support service needs previously addressed by multiple contract vehicles into a single program, along with new and emerging requirements. The total value of the four-and-a-half-year contract is estimated at $363 million.

      Through this single largest task order on the GTACS contract, DataPath will provide expert field support services for tactical satellite systems deployed globally by the U.S. military. DataPath is a provider of every class of satellite system procured under the GTACS contract including man-pack terminals, fly-away antennas, trailer-based terminals, mobile earth terminal vehicles, and large-scale earth terminals. That means the DataPath team has the expertise to install, maintain and repair all the equipment deployed in the Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T).

      Though DataPath has been providing the U.S. Army with field services and satellite equipment for two decades, the new award significantly expands the company’s support. DataPath will now oversee the deployment of more than 200 field services personnel across 20 countries and serve as the single entity responsible for end-user customer service experience.