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PathFinder Terminal Receives ARTSRAT Certification

By | April 8, 2020

PathFinder Digital’s GBS TGRS Terminal, the BAT-GBS-85. Photo: PathFinder

PathFinder Digital announced on April 7 that it’s receive-only terminal, BAT- GBS-85, has completed Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) testing and is now certified for operation on the WGS network. 

In May 2019, PathFinder Digital was awarded a contract by prime contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems for the delivery of MVSAT terminals for the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) program. The GBS program provides a one-way broadcast capability supporting the delivery of video products, for mission support and in-theater information transfer.

In addition, the terminal also received certification after completing rigorous Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G environmental testing confirming its proper operation when subjected to various extreme conditions. The terminal is a Ka/Ku band, airline checkable, flyaway terminal utilizing an AvL Technologies antenna. 

“This product solution went from concept to certification and delivery in less than one year. Obtaining ARSTRAT and MIL-STD-810G certifications for the BAT-GBS-85 demonstrates PathFinder’s ability to rapidly develop and implement modifications to its commercial products and deliver MVSAT solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of its customers,” PathFinder CEO Roger McGarrahan said.  “This certified terminal provides the warfighter a robust and cost-efficient communications solution that is easy to install, operate and maintain and most importantly meets their mission criteria.”