General Dynamics To Unveil New SATCOM Portable Antenna Terminals

At the IBC2016 Show General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies introduces its Fourth Generation (Gen IV) SATCOM On-The-Move (SOTM) antenna terminal. The new terminal delivers private, secure voice, video and data satellite communications (SATCOM) for users remotely located or where there is limited access to a satellite network infrastructure.

Ruggedized for the most challenging operational environments, General Dynamics SOTM terminals maintain connectivity with satellite networks using the terminal’s trusted gyro-stabilization, which provides high-pointing accuracy.

The company said that feedback from military users was key to the new design of the Gen IV model. It features improved reliability by increasing mean time between failures and eliminating cooling fans to improve airflow within the antenna terminals. The new model is also 16 percent lighter, giving terminal operators the opportunity carry additional equipment or increase their agility and efficiency when on-the-move.

General Dynamics SOTM products come in a variety of sizes and configurations, and the latest model is built on the success of previous versions. The range of models enables customers to install the antennas on ground vehicles, maritime vessels and aircraft to establish secure links to forward operating bases.

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