US: A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has received a contract from the US army to supply its SLM-5650A satellite modems to an undisclosed government systems integrator. Delivered under the USD 3.1 million contract by Comtech EF Data, the satellite modems will be used in support of the US Army Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission System's' (PM DCATS) satellite communication programmes. “The company's single channel per carrier (SCPC) satellite modems is widely used in a majority of the US Department of Defense's (DoD) tactical terminal programmes. This order is another example of our ability to support a diverse range of government SATCOM initiatives," said Kornberg.
Capable of supporting data rates from 8kbps to 155Mbps and symbol rates from 32ksps to 64Msps, the SLM-5650A is compliant with the strict requirements defined in MIL-STD-188-165A, modem types I, II, IV, V and VI for applications on defence satellite communications system (DSCS), wideband global SATCOM (WGS) and commercial satellites. The modem, which can be modified to support G.703 and low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) serial interfaces, can also be incorporated with a four-port 10/100/1000base-T Ethernet network processor module that supports switching, routing and advanced quality of service protocols.
Source: Army technology