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ThinKom Introduces New Line of ThinAir GT Aero Antennas

By Abbey Weltman | March 7, 2024

ThinKom Introduces ThinAir GT Line of Aero Antennas Photo: ThinKom

ThinKom is introducing a new line of ThinAir GT aero antennas for special missions. This new line of airborne solutions is engineered to operate in electromagnetic interference. ThinKom announced March 5 that the ThinAir GT aims to extend capabilities of antenna performance and frequency bands for efficient communications on a range of aircraft types

The ThinAir GT 2517 and GT 1717 Ka-band systems are approved on operational commercial and government networks, including constellations across orbits. This includes compatibility with expanded frequency ranges of the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) and Space Development Agency (SDA) constellations. Other GT product variants operate in Ku-, K-, Ka-, and Q-band frequencies.

“Governments are rapidly adopting a multi-constellation, multi-orbit communications profile, and our upgraded ThinAir GT product line is the perfect match,” said Bill Milroy, ThinKom’s CTO and co-founder. “This future-proof architecture ensures governments can easily access the most resilient and secure networks wherever they need to operate around the globe.”

ThinAir GT aims to support protected waveforms for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) mission. All GT systems include enhanced emission controls for robust anti-jam capabilities, including low probability of intercept/detection. 

The company reported that ThinAir GT terminals have demonstrated throughput up to 370/110 Mbps in live testing. The company anticipates achieving speeds exceeding 800/200 Mbps on select networks as new constellations are activated.