Globecomm Systems, EMS SATCOM Awarded NATO Contract

$7.8 million contract for a global positioning satellite-based friendly force tracking system

Today, Globecomm Systems Inc. and EMS SATCOM, as a major sub-contractor, announced that they have been awarded a $7.8 million contract from NATO for a Multi-National global positioning satellite-based friendly force tracking system (FTS).

The FTS will combine the EMS SATCOM satellite real-time eNcompass PDT-100 (packet data terminal) system with Insite Technologies geoOps(TM) AVL software platform, to assist NATO with the monitoring, command and control of deployed forces, which will assist with the identification of friendly versus enemy forces and help prevent fratricide or “blue-on-blue,” and Globecomm’s broad system integration capabilities.

“Secure, reliable, real-time inter-troop communication is in high demand, particularly in situations where terrestrial networks are unreliable or unavailable,” said Neil Mackay, EMS SATCOM Senior Vice President and General Manager.

When it is deployed, the FTS will enable NATO to identify where its personnel are located at all times, identify other Multi-National forces and have the ability to do so in routing and operational situations.