GATR Awarded $172M Special Ops Contract

GATR Technologies has been awarded a $172 million maximum ceiling, single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quality five-year contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Huntsville-based GATR, a subsidiary of Cubic Corp., makes portable, secure satellite antennas. The contract calls for the procurement of 1.2-meter and 2.4-meter GATR’s inflatable satellite communication terminals and other equipment in support of USSOCOM. In fiscal 2020, only $5,000 was obligated at the time of the award. In the future, the contract will be funded with operations and maintenance funds, with the contract expected to be complete by August 2025. The contract is a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research award.

The easily deployed satellites are used by U.S. and allied militaries, intelligence and homeland security organizations. The high-bandwidth terminals allow for data and voice transmissions. The satellites take as little as 30 minutes to set up and fit in as few as two cases for a single-band GATR.

The company also makes a broad assortment of other antennas, modems and accessories, all that integrate with the satellites to make a comprehensive SATCOM system.

GATR’s parent company, Cubic Corp., also was awarded a $38 million contract to deliver a Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) High Capacity Backbone prototype for the U.S. Air Force. This prototype is designed to maintain network connectivity among joint forces across the aerial layer.

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