ITT Industries has been awarded a $113 million contract to provide Wideband Gapfiller Ka-band satellite earth terminals and support to the US Army’s Project Manager Defence Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS).
The base contract of $17 million is said to include options that bring the contract total to more than $113 million.
Through the Ka-Band Satellite Earth Terminal and Support Program, ITT will provide the primary strategic terminals that the United States Department of Defence will use to communicate over the Wideband Gapfiller Satellites (WGS) scheduled for launch in mid 2004.
The WGS system is a high-capacity military satellite communications system that will service all branches of the US military.
The contract includes a guaranteed buy of 2 Ka-band satellite earth terminals, with a potential of up to 50 terminals over a 6-year period. The contract also includes a 10-year provision to provide complete life cycle support of the earth terminals.