Israeli Defence Selects Elbit Systems for Satellite-On-the-Move Systems

Elbit Systems has received contract to provide the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) with dozens of Satellite-On-The-Move (SOTM) Systems. Elbit Systems will provided these systems to IMOD over a two-year period.

Satellite-Communications-on-the-Move (SOTM) systems are basically a system of satellite antennas established over vehicles so as to enable communications with a satellite and maintain that communication while the vehicle is moving. Modern Military Operations often employ commercial satellites to fulfill theater capacity requirements. However, as modern warfare is highly asymmetric and mobile, military units desire a SATCOM-on-the-move system. Elbit will be providing IMOD with its popular SOTM family of ELSAT 2100.

The ELSAT 2100 SOTM family of systems is an advanced tri-band highly ruggedized military SATCOM on-the-Move (SOTM) antenna for land platforms. The low-profile antenna delivers high performance in Ka, Ku and X bands, offering continuously connected voice, video and data communications while the platform is in motion. Supporting high downlink rates of over 10 Mbps and uplink rates of over 5 Mbps, the ELSAT 2100 is ideal for mobile and maneuvering ground military forces. The antenna is based on Elbit System's unique planar array-passive waveguide design, which offers best-in-class RF performance for every given size. It can be integrated with all types of broadband satellite communication systems.

The key features of ELSAT 2100 include:

  • Low-profile Antenna
  • Reduced vulnerability
  • Unhindered maneuverability
  • Low wind resistance
  • On-demand uninterrupted SOTM connectivity over vast terrain types
  • Best RF performance for given panel size
  • Simple field interchange between X, Ku and Ka bands
  • Highly-ruggedized and reliable MIL Specification antennas
  • Suitable for all manned and unmanned ground vehicles, airborne and maritime vessels
  • User-friendly and lightweight
  • Fast and easy handling and installation.

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