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Cubic Receives GATR Order from U.S. Army

By | September 6, 2018
A Ground Antenna Transmit and Receive (GATR) inflatable satellite antenna being adjusted. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Brown

A Ground Antenna Transmit and Receive (GATR) inflatable satellite antenna being adjusted. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Brown

Cubic‘s Mission Solutions (CMS) business division received orders worth more than $55 million to deliver its inflatable satellite communication and networking systems to the U.S. Army. These orders will satisfy the Army’s upcoming fielding need for 1.2- and 2.4-meter Ground Antenna Transmit and Receive (GATR) systems, associated spares, as well as training and sustainment support.

Cubic’s solution provides  high-speed links that enable secure network communications, sustainment support, and mission command across the full spectrum of operations, from initial entry to sustained operations. The decreased Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) of a GATR 2.4-meter system provides up to four times the performance when compared with similar transit volume and weight antennas, according to the release.

Cubic is a  technology provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense, C4ISR, and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness. The GATR systems’ compact pack-out size and innovative design provides significant improvements in transportability, throughput, and setup speed.