Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army approves full rate production of Cubic's GATR satellite antennas


January 16, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

SAN DIEGO. U.S. Army officials approved the full rate production (FRP) of Cubic Mission Solutions' (CMS) - a business division at Cubic Corp. - GATR satellite antenna systems under the Army's Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program.

T2C2 was granted approval for FRP as a result of the T2C2 FRP milestone review. The FRP decision will enable the Army's program office to procure and field Cubic's GATR satellite antenna systems to Army units.

Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska supported the successful T2C2 operational test in March 2017 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Army plans to begin fielding T2C2 immediately, with a brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division to be the first unit equipped.

The GATR 1.2-meter and 2.4-meter inflatable satellite terminals provide high-bandwidth network communications and mission command for initial entry and sustained forward operations. Its size and design provides improvements in transportability, bandwidth and set up speed, providing communications when and where they are needed most.

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