Elbit to supply Canadian Armed Forces with mobile satellite communications system

Contract an "important milestone in our satellite communication activity," says company official.

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October 29, 2014 10:42
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Vehicle with Elbit's ELSAT 2100 satellite-on-the-move system

Vehicle with Elbit's ELSAT 2100 satellite-on-the-move system. (photo credit: ELBIT)

 
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Haifa-based Elbit Systems defense corporation won a contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces with a mobile satellite communications system, the company announced on Wednesday.

Elbit said it was awarded a contract by Rheinmetall Canada Inc., a defense corporation, to supply ELSAT 2100 Satellite-on-the Move (SOTM) systems, over an 18-month period.

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The ELSAT 2100 system “allows high data rate broadband capabilities at a cost effective price. It can be installed on a variety of platforms and is unique in its low profile and small footprint,” Elbit added.

The solution includes a low profile satellite antenna, enabling broadband communications on multiple frequencies in any location.

This in turn provides a link to both military and commercial satellites, including, according to Elbit, to the US Department of Defense’s Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites network, “which is accessible to only a few companies in the world.”

Yehuda “Udi” Vered, general manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division, said the contract is “an important milestone in our satellite communication activity. The Canadian Armed Forces are technologically advanced and innovative, and I trust that additional customers will follow and select our systems. The modern battlefield requires very reliable, high data rate capabilities to be provided to numerous users simultaneously and in often adverse weather conditions.

Our SOTM communication solution meets these rigorous requirements.”

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