Contact: Eileen Yatteau
Sr. Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release:
L-3 GCS Introduces Its Hawkeye™ III Drive-Away VSAT System
VICTOR, N.Y., March 7, 2016 - L-3 GCS announced today the introduction of its new Hawkeye™ III Drive-Away VSAT system. This versatile solution is capable of being utilized as both a land mobile satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal as well as a Communications-On-The-Pause (COTP) SATCOM terminal. Current and future customers now have the ability to make use of their Hawkeye terminals for applications that require vehicular mounting. Developed with L-3's current Hawkeye III Lite customers in mind, the system provides all of the same dependability, flexibility and ruggedness that they have come to expect from L-3 GCS SATCOM terminals.
"It is exciting to offer this new vehicular capability, which leverages the proven design and dependability of our Hawkeye III platform," said Bob Jacobson, president of L-3 GCS and L-3's Tactical SATCOM sector. "We believe this communications at-the-quick-halt system is an affordable and efficient high-throughput solution for many military applications."
Along with the industry benchmark Hawkeye III Lite, the new drive-away system is a 1.2M, fully auto-acquire SATCOM terminal that can be dismounted from a vehicle to support ground-based deployments. It provides the same multiband advantage as L-3's Hawkeye family of terminals, with an easy swap of a feed boom assembly to change frequency bands. The system is fully compatible with the current inventory of Hawkeye III Lite boom assemblies in use with existing customers.
The L-3 GCS Hawkeye III Drive-Away VSAT system is available in X-, Ku- and Ka-Bands and offers versatility for SATCOM users who desire a vehicle-mounted antenna with all the modularity of a flyaway antenna system. The system is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G, and customers will benefit from the value and flexibility of combining national MILSATCOM with instantaneous, portable, on-demand commercial VSAT services under any operational scenario anywhere in the world.
Located in Victor, New York, L-3 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 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 website at www.L-3com.com/gcs.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com.
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