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EM Solutions supplies satellite transceivers to L3 Harris

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Brisbane manufacturer EM Solutions received a second order to supply its Ka-band transceivers for incorporation into defence supplier L3Harris Technologies’ Panther II Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminals (VSAT).

EM Solutions, a subsidiary of defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems will deliver over 100 Ka-band transceivers to L3Harris across the first half of 2021 valued at more than $US2 million.

CEO Dr Rowan Gilmore, said the company had been as the exclusive provider of its latest broadband Ka-band transceivers into the new Panther II programme.

Gilmore said: “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.”

General manager of VSAT for L3Harris, Jerry Adams 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.”

the Wideband Global SATCOM system (WGS) is a high capacity satellite communications system planned by defence departments in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Adams said: “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.”

EM Solutions has previously supplied 50 transceivers to L3Harris.

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