GATR Technologies Sells Innovative Satellite Antenna To U.S. Military

The Alabama company GATR Technologies was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide inflatable satellite communication terminals. The contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract which means that under it the Navy may buy as many as they want but doesn’t necessarily have to buy any. The one year contract could be worth up to $26 million to the company.

GATR Technologies makes a rather innovative system where the antenna and terminal are part of a big inflatable ball. This means that it is easy to transport and may be set up in rough terrain or remote locations just be inflating it. It weights very little and is quite portable. The system require two cases as well as requiring an external power source. This concept just demonstrates the ingenuity that is out there when it comes to making systems more effective.

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