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L3 GCS Introduces New Capabilities for Its Panther II VSAT

Contact: Eileen Yatteau
Sr. Marketing Manager
L-3 GCS
(585) 742-9136


For Immediate Release:

L-3 GCS Introduces Its Hawkeye™ III Drive-Away VSAT System

VICTOR, N.Y., October 26, 2017 - L3 GCS announced today that its Panther II VSAT is now available with one-touch auto-acquisition as well as iDirect's 950mp as a standard modem platform. Customers who purchase a new Panther II VSAT will have the option of an Auto-Acquire Kit (AAK), giving them the flexibility to switch between manual assisted satellite acquisition and one-touch auto-acquisition, depending on mission requirements.

The integration of the 950mp enables dual-purpose operation on both the iDirect Evolution® and iDirect Velocity® networks, allowing access to the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system and High-Throughput Satellites (HTS).

"The new Panther II was designed to give our customers modularity, versatility and ease of use in the field," said Charlie Daniels, President of L3 GCS. "It's therefore very exciting to add auto-acquisition and HTS access to the Panther II's capabilities."

L3 GCS is a leading provider of SATCOM systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers. To learn more about L3 GCS, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com/GCS.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com.

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