GATR Technologies has won a $440 million contract to develop satellite antennas and related hardware parts for the U.S. military.
The U.S. Army, Marine Corps and other services will purchase Wideband Global SATCOM-certified inflatable satellite antennas and services under the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, GATR Technologies said Wednesday.
Paul Gierow, GATR president, said the company intends for the products to help the military use small antennas for their opterations.
“We were extremely fortunate to leverage early Small Business Innovative Research contracts and Quick Reaction Funding from the Defense Department to help us initially field and improve our technology, ” Gierow added.
GATR designed its antenna into a parabolic dish to be fixed within an inflatable sphere.
The U.S. and allied forces have installed more than 300 ISA terminals since 2008.