GATR SATCOM solutions for NZDF
Cubic subsidiary GATR Technologies has received a foreign military sales contract to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), Cubic announced on 16 October.
The company will supply 2.4m inflatable satellite antennas with supporting hardware, spares and new equipment training for the NZDF Network Enabled Army (NEA) programme. It will also deliver and integrate an iDirect-based, time division multiple access network within the NZDF’s existing and future hub infrastructure.
The NEA programme seeks to improve NZDF’s ability to support deployed land forces by enhancing its battlefield C4ISR sensor systems and advancing communication capabilities for future deployments in the South Pacific and high-intensity environments.
Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions, said: ‘To support warfighters at the tactical edge, the GATR inflatable antenna is designed to be extremely portable, reliable and easy to set up. We are pleased to be selected by the NZDF to provide solutions that will further enable interoperability of command, control and communications for our customer's mission success.’
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