Kymeta Joins the U.S. Army's Armored Brigade Combat Team Pilot Program
The Kymeta™ u8 Terminal is selected to support the U.S. Army’s modernization of mission-critical communications for armored units
Redmond, Wash., June 22, 2021 — Kymeta (www.kymetacorp.com), the communications company making mobile global, announced today that it has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) satellite communications on the move (SOTM) pilot program. The program will assess communications solutions on select vehicles to enhance battlefield network and command post communications.
The ABCT pilot program will be led by General Dynamics Mission Systems, and Kymeta will supply eight u8 terminals for integration and testing on a variety of ABCT vehicles. Kymeta is the world’s first and only metamaterial-based SOTM terminal, and its electronically steered flat panel antenna platform utilizes satellite and cellular connectivity for communications on the move and on the pause.
“Kymeta’s advanced technology has become an operational asset in many Special Operations units. We are honored to support the U.S. Army in its efforts to modernize ABCT communications,” said Rob Weitendorf, Vice President, Business Development, Kymeta. “On-the-move tactical connectivity is essential for combat teams during mission-critical operations, and we are proud to support PEO C3T and PM Tactical Network in its efforts to improve communications in the armored brigades.”
Today, the u8 terminal is the only electronically steered antenna available and capable of supporting both low Earth orbit (LEO) and geostationary (GEO) satellite constellations. The u8 includes future-proof capabilities with its ability to automatically switch back and forth from GEO satellite constellations with linear polarization and LEO constellations with circular polarization.
Kymeta’s advanced SOTM terminals automatically acquire and track satellites, join associated networks, and establish communications without moving parts or operator intervention. In addition, the u8 supports multiple modems and network architectures, ensuring that legacy systems are interoperable and that they have the highest levels of security, encryption, and authentication. Visit www.kymetacorp.com to learn more.
Kymeta is unlocking the potential of broadband satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for comms on the move and making mobile global. Lepton Global Solutions, a Kymeta company, hosts the company’s satellite connectivity solutions and offers unique, complete, and turnkey bundled solutions to the market based on best-in-class technologies and tailored customer-centric services that meet and exceed customer mission requirements. These solutions in tandem with the company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta Connect™ services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.
Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.
For more information, visit kymetacorp.com.
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