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Norsat Granted Final Acceptance with NATO's NCI Agency for Dual Ku and X Band Portable Satellite Terminals

Aug 01, 2012

Norsat International Inc. has recently met the stringent in-field testing criteria of the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency (established on July 1st, by the merger of 5 NATO agencies, including the NATO C3 Agency) and has been granted Final Acceptance for their custom-designed dual Ku and X Band portable satellite terminals. Norsat won the $1.3 million contract to provide satellite based communications equipment and services for the NCI Agency in August 2011, and has designed portable satellite terminals that are customized to meet their specifications.

Norsat's Dual-Band Auto-acquisition Rapid-deployable Terminals (DART+) are now an integral part of the NCI Agency program and have been deployed in active combat areas since January 2012. The terminals are used to provide data, voice and telecommunications to and from behind the lines areas, and will enable NATO's NCI Agency to establish communications anywhere regardless of infrastructure availability or environmental conditions.

Norsat's President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, stated, "We were pleased to win the contract to work with NATO's NCI Agency last year, and achieving Final Acceptance for the DART+ obviously marks a significant milestone for the project. Norsat worked exclusively with NATO to design and develop the innovative DART+ product, which now meets the challenging requirements of the NCI Agency. The end result is a fit for purpose terminal, which is currently used to provide valuable communications in theatre."