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DataPath Awarded $6.6 Million for U.S. Army SATCOM Terminals
Mar 24, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)


DULUTH, Ga., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been awarded $6.6 million to continue resets, repairs and upgrades to DataPath Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) and Unit Hub SATCOM Trucks (UHSTs) used in the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN)/ Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. This delivery order is part of a previously announced four-year contract with the Army that has a potential value of up to $270 million for the company.

Work under the delivery order includes resets and repairs to terminals returning from the battlefield, as well as upgrades that include compatibility for Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Ka band and cold weather operation. DataPath engineers and field technical experts will perform the work at DataPath's facilities as well as at various Army locations.

"Our work establishing the JNN network with the U.S. Army and deploying more than 800 rugged, mobile STTs demonstrated our ability to deliver advanced battlefield communications capabilities for any situation," said Steve Lindeman, vice president and general manager of DataPath's Integrated Systems and Services division. "Under this reset contract, we continue to work closely with the Army to enhance the deployed SATCOM terminals that enable high- bandwidth communications out to forward-operating bases in theater."

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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