For Immediate Release
L-3 GCS PANTHER™ X-BAND MANPACK VSAT TERMINAL PASSES MIL-STD-810F TESTING
VICTOR, N.Y. April 1, 2010 - L-3 Global Communications Solutions (L-3 GCS) announced today that its Panther™ X-Band manpack VSAT terminal has successfully completed MIL-STD-810F testing, the test method approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD). The environmental management and engineering processes described within MIL-STD-810 can be of enormous value to generate confidence in the environmental worthiness and overall durability of a system.
L3 partnered with iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) for secure data, voice and video connectivity for the Panther, which is integrated with iGT’s iConnex e850mp™ Satellite Router Board. The iGT router is compact and lightweight so it easily fits into the Panther’s small form factor to provide anywhere, anytime broadband access for mobile military and government users.
The military standard MIL-STD-810 test series addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including windblown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration.
Located in Victor, N.Y., GCS is a leading provider of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems that integrate data, broadband internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video, and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers. To learn more about L-3 GCS, please visit the company’s Web site at www.L-3com.com/gcs.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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