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DataPath Awarded $2.9 Million to Enhance U.S. Marine Corps' Satellite Transportable Terminals
Nov 05, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)
DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been awarded $2.9 million to upgrade and enhance the flexibility of DataPath Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) used in the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) programs. In addition, DataPath's experienced support personnel will provide onsite services such as field engineering and training to Marine units operating the STTs. The total contract value could increase to up to $10.7 million if all options are exercised.
"DataPath has deployed more than 850 STTs for the U.S. military's critical battlefield communications networks, and we are on the ground servicing and enhancing these terminals today," said Stephen Lindeman, vice president and general manager of DataPath's Integrated Systems Division. "Our expertise with these systems enables the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army to communicate anywhere with reliable, robust and rugged communications solutions."
SWAN is an integrated, IP-based tactical communications program that utilizes commercial satellite terminals, network baseband equipment, wireless systems, software and technical support personnel from DataPath to provide forward-deployed Marines with robust communication capabilities. DataPath has supported SWAN since the company worked side-by-side with the Marines to launch the programs in 2004. The company has been awarded more than $50 million in contracts for the SWAN programs in 2007.
Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., made the award 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).
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