8/20/2002 - The Titan won a competitive contract from the U.S. Army for the development and integration of the Ka-band SATCOM Augmentation Terminals (KaSAT), slated to be the Army's first generation of Ka-band terminals for satellite communications. Awarded by the Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) headquartered at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, the contract calls for the development of new KaSAT terminals to augment existing satellite communications that do not have Ka-band capability, as well as vehicle-mounted terminals for stand-alone operations in the military Ka-band range (30-31 GHz uplink; 20-21 GHz downlink).
"U.S. forces are not yet able to use the allocated military Ka-band SATCOM frequencies," said Gene Ray, Titan's chairman and CEO. "That situation will change, however, as Ka-capable, Wideband Gapfiller Satellites (WGS) start to come on orbit in 2004. The KaSAT ground terminals developed under this contract will be the first to communicate over WGS satellites, and will usher in a new era of satellite communications using the military Ka-band. Once the full constellation of U.S. and international Ka-band satellites is on orbit, demand for service and products will increase rapidly, producing a potential worldwide market share for Titan Corporation in the $300 to $500 million range."
"The Titan Corporation is extremely pleased to support both the U.S. Army and the joint services in opening this entirely new path for global, wideband communications," said Eric DeMarco, Titan's president and COO. "We believe and expect that the technology jump-start and experience gained during this contract effort will permit Titan to provide wideband communications support to our worldwide deployed forces to an even greater extent in the future."
About Titan (www.titan.com)
Headquartered in San Diego, The Titan Corporation is a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications systems solutions and services to the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and other federal government customers. The company has approximately 11,000 employees and annualized sales of approximately $1.4 billion.
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