L-3 Communications will be developing and supplying a special VSAT satcom unit based on L-3’s Hawkeye III product for American special forces.
L-3’s subsidiary, L-3 GCS, received a five-year contract potentially worth $500 million from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM.) Through the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals (SDN-Lite FoT) program, L-3 GCS will provide tactically-deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF) users with the capability to communicate with anyone in the world clearly and securely.
To this end, L-3 GCS will develop and build Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems that special forces operatives can carry with them into the most remote and hostile regions in the world.
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