Military agencies awarded L-3 Communications a $385 million contract for ground terminals
The L-3 Narda Satellite Networks unit received the indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity firm fixed price pact, calling for it to provide about 174 Ground Multi-Band Terminals (GMTs), including spares and component kits.
Providing communications on the go, each GMT satellite communications system is contained in transit cases and is capable of repeated tactical deployments worldwide.
The versatile systems are designed to operate in the Department of Defense/Defense Information Systems Agency X-band and Ka-band modes, as well as with commercial C-band and Ku-band satellites.
GMTs also are required to be compatible with existing tactical satellite communications terminals, according to L-3.
Production will be performed at the L-3 Narda facility in Hauppauge, N.Y., and the GMT work will be complete by March 2011.
"L-3 Narda Satellite Networks is very pleased to continue its support of … Air Force communications requirements," said John Mega, president of L-3 Narda and president and chief operating officer of the L-3 Microwave Group. "We are committed to delivering dependable, high performance, user-friendly satellite communication systems to our troops."
The headquarters of the Electronics System Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., handles the contract, while the the MILSATCOM Joint Program Office at the Space and Missiles Center at Los Angeles Air Force Station, Calif., is the program manager.