Australia-based EM Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems, has recently received a second order to supply its Ka-band transceivers for the L3Harris Technologies Panther II Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT).
The new contract, valued at more than $US2 million, will deliver over 100 Ka-band transceivers to L3Harris across the first half of 2021.
EM Solutions CEO Dr Rowan Gilmore said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as the exclusive provider of our latest broadband Ka-band transceivers into the new Panther II program. These transceivers build further upon our core technology that has been supplied over recent years into numerous maritime, airborne and land mobile systems. Based on the latest GaN technology, they cover both the military Ka-band spectrum and commercial Ka-band as well.”
Jerry Adams, general manager of VSAT for L3Harris, said, “L3Harris and EM Solutions have been working for several years to perfect a transceiver that had the right size and weight for the Panther II terminal, yet was powerful enough to meet the tough WGS satellite certifications. The new transceiver fits the bill perfectly.”
Adams continued, “We are pleased that our collaboration with EM Solutions has yielded such great results, so that our Panther II manpack terminal will remain at the forefront of military satellite communications, globally. The Panther II terminal is the smallest physical terminal in use by the Marines. It can be carried as a manpack and set up by an individual within 10 minutes.”
The contract award to EM Solutions follows an earlier order to supply 50 transceivers that are already being delivered to L3Harris.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defence technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs.
The company provides advanced defence and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
EM Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited, is a trusted technology developer of innovative microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products that help to deliver high speed telecommunications anywhere in the world.
The company’s principal activity is the design, assembly, test, and support of high end, broadband satellite transceivers and communications-on-the-move terminals for defence and government customers. For its unique innovation, EM Solutions has won numerous awards.
In August 2018, EM Solutions won the Australian Department of Defence Essington Lewis Award for “SME Defence Team of the Year” for its collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy on the development of the Cobra Tri-band Maritime Terminal.