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DataPath Awarded $56 Million for U.S. Army Satellite Terminals
Oct 08, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)


DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been awarded $56 million to reset, repair and upgrade DataPath Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) and Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks used in the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN) program, also known as Increment One of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. DataPath's contract with the Army includes a base year and three additional years of work that could total up to $270 million in awards for the company.

DataPath has built and delivered -- on time, on budget and to specification -- more than 800 STTs as well as provided Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks, software and extensive services for the JNN/WIN-T program since 2004. STTs are rugged, mobile trailer-based terminals that enable high-bandwidth connectivity as far down as the battalion level at forward-operating military bases.

"DataPath has worked side-by-side with the U.S. military to deliver the network to the battlefield, and with this latest agreement we continue to ensure that warfighters have reliable broadband communications near the frontlines," said Dave Helfgott, president and chief operating officer of DataPath. "DataPath's focus is always on speed and quality as we deliver and service the network solutions that are the backbone of tactical communications in Southwest Asia."

Work under the delivery order includes resets and repairs to terminals returning from the battlefield, upgrades that include compatibility for Ka band, and the addition of MaxView network control software for managing the terminals. The work will be performed both in DataPath facilities and through DataPath field engineering teams at various Army unit locations.

Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., awarded the delivery order through the Worldwide Satellite Systems contract.

About DataPath, Inc.

DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services.

SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A. and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations around the world. For more information, visit www.datapath.com .

STTs are versions of satellite earth terminals marketed by the company as the DataPath ET 3000 Portable(TM). Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks are versions of satellite earth terminals marketed by the company as the DataPath DKET 4530Ku Mobile(TM).

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CONTACT: Peter K. Herbert, Director, Corporate Communications of DataPath, pherbert@datapath.comInc., +1-678-597-0638,

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