DataPath, which builds satellite and wireless communications networks, won a $16.7 million contract from the Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J.
It will establish a nationwide Joint Incident Site Communications Capability for the U.S. Army National Guard.
The company will work with Applied Global Technologies to create communications networks to let federal, state and military first responders establish command and control capabilities at the site of a man-made or natural disaster within hours, anywhere in the United States.
The system will use DataPath satellite communications base units to deliver high bandwidth to voice-over-IP telephones, video teleconferencing systems and an interoperable handheld radio solution for deployed National Guard teams and other first responders, DataPath said.
A communications suite will be transportable via military C-130 aircraft and other means for rapid deployment.
DataPath will deliver 32 systems based on a portable, fly-away SATCOM terminal. It developed a customized version by incorporating a 1.2-meter fly-away antenna by AvL Technologies.