Cubic's subsidiaries TeraLogics, DTECH Labs (DTECH) and GATR Technologies (GATR) have received initial purchase orders to provide the Unified Combatant Commands (UCC) with tactical two-way sensor data transport (T2SDT) baseband kits.
The UCC is a US Department of Defense team that is responsible for providing effective command and control of US military forces.
Cubic said that T2SDT terminals will upgrade existing digital video broadcasting-return channel via satellite (DVB-RCS) terminal capabilities.
The high-data rate, full-motion video (FMV) terminals support the backhaul, storage, reception, transrating / transcoding and overall management of real-time FMV.
These easy-to-deploy systems support multiple high-definition videos, save satellite bandwidth for each video by using the latest video encoding standards; significantly reduces size, weight and power; and allows each terminal to manage and quickly understand the ingested real-time video, Cubic said in a statement.
Cubic Corporation CEO Bradley H. Feldmann said: “The US government evaluated various hardware and software systems, including terminals, encoders, ruggedised network equipment and video management systems among others, to find best-in-class-solutions. When the evaluation was complete, the majority of the core solutions selected were from Cubic.
“This award is a great example of Cubic subsidiaries working together – demonstrating the inherent synergy in our C4ISR strategy – to provide our customers with innovative and effective solutions cross a critical mission chain.”
The UCC selected TeraLogics’ Unified Video cloud management application, DTECH’s network and server components and GATR’s 2.4m inflatable satellite communication terminal, following a series of government evaluations and demonstrations.
With Cubic's solution, the UCC will use sensor data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets deployed worldwide, in support of high-value target positive identification and other direct action missions.
The T2SDT kits will also provide command and control services over the same tactical kit to support user communities across the UCC.