DataPath Awarded $8.7 Million for U.S. Marine Corps' SWAN Program

Oct 04, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has received $8.7 million in delivery orders for continued support and enhancements to the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) programs. Under the delivery orders, DataPath will upgrade VSAT fly-away systems and Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs). It will also provide spares kits, training programs and other services and support. In 2007, DataPath has received more than $50 million in contracts related to the SWAN programs.

SWAN is an integrated, IP-based communications system that utilizes commercial satellite terminals, network baseband equipment, wireless systems, software and support personnel to provide forward-deployed Marines with robust communications capabilities. The various SWAN programs provide connectivity for the delivery of mission-critical communications such as surveillance video from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and data support services. DataPath has supported SWAN since the company worked side-by-side with the Marines to launch the programs in 2004.

"DataPath continues to work closely with the Marines on the SWAN programs, which have been very successful at enabling Marines to communicate anywhere and gain exceptional situational awareness on the battlefield," said Dave Helfgott, president and chief operating officer of DataPath. "Through these programs, the Marines have created a model for the rapid deployment of commercial technologies that give U.S. warfighters a tactical advantage."

The contracting authority for the SWAN delivery orders is Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications- Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

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 .

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