October 7, 2008
DataPath(R) Receives $3.7 Million Order to Support U.S. Army NETCOM Satellite Terminals
DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has received a $3.7 million order to provide on-site personnel to operate and maintain satellite communications (SATCOM) systems managed by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations. The agreement, which exercises options on an existing delivery order, will fund more than 30 DataPath(R) technical personnel in Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Afghanistan over the next 12 months to support U.S. military battlefield communications systems, including Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminals (DKETs) built by DataPath. Since August 2007, DataPath has received approximately $24 million in funding for services under this delivery order.
"Our in-theater SATCOM services business has been strong in 2008, and we are deploying increasing numbers of technical experts to work on-site with U.S. military personnel," said Steve Lindeman, vice president of Business Operations at DataPath. "Our growing services organization continues to improve its expertise, training practices and other critical competencies across the board. DataPath has been at the heart of deploying the current battlefield SATCOM networks for the U.S. military, and with hundreds of terminals in the field, the work of supporting and enhancing these systems is extremely important."DataPath has more than 250 field services personnel supporting customers around the world. The majority of them work with the U.S. military in more than 60 locations in nine countries. They specialize in designing, installing and managing critical communications network programs such as the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN)/Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, the U.S. Army's DKET program, the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) teleport network, and the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program.
Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., made the award through the Worldwide Satellite Systems contract.
About DataPath, Inc.
DataPath(R) is a global leader in creating satellite-based network solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services. SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A. and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.datapath.com/.
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