Military Embedded Systems

BAT-GBS-85 terminal now MIL-STD-810G certified


April 08, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of PathFinder.

SANFORD, Fla. PathFinder Digital won a contract in May 2019 by prime contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems for the delivery of MVSAT terminals for the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) program. The receive-only terminal, BAT- GBS-85, has completed Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) testing and is now certified for operation on the WGS network.

The terminal also received certification after completing rigorous Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810G environmental testing confirming its proper operation when subjected to extreme conditions such as cold, heat, salt, humidity, dust, wind, vibration and shock.

The BAT-GBS-85 MVSAT is a Ka/Ku band, airline checkable, flyaway terminal utilizing an AvL Technologies antenna. The GBS program provides a one-way broadcast capability supporting the delivery of video products for mission support and in-theater information transfer. PathFinder Digital's solution is operable anywhere on the GBS network, according to the company.



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