The U.S. Army has placed a $9 million order with Windmill International Inc. for its KA-10 Suitcase Portable Receive Suite (SPRS), which includes training and product support.
Windmill’s KA-10 SPRS is a highly portable, rugged satellite receiver system developed to support special forces deployed in Afghanistan, the company says.
The KA-10 can provide troops with crucial command center information and data, thereby improving mission success probabilities and saving lives, Windmill said. The SPRS has global broadcast service reception capability from UHF follow-on and wideband global SATCOM transponders.
Theunit supports operation with “high-assurance IP encryption” to support a security enclave thst will store classified information ranging from secret to top secret, Windmill says.
Other features of the SPRS include an automatic satellite acquisition cabability that puts satellite acquisition time at about three minutes; that it is battery-operated; and it weighs 32 pounds in tactical carry mode.
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