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Flyaway Tri-Band Satellite Terminal (FTSAT) AN/USC-60A

The Flyaway Tri-Band Satellite Terminal (FTSAT)AN/USC-60A, a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) highly transportable tri-band (C-, X-, and KU- Band) satellite communication terminal, is capable of supporting a variety of worldwide missions. Primarily used to support their requirements for a Joint Deployable Intelligence Support Systems (JDISS). The AN/USC-60A is a 2.4 meter Tri-Band Satellite Terminal featuring easiness in setting-up/tearing-down and operation. It operates worldwide over DSCS II and III, NATO III and IV, INTELSAT, EUTELSAT, PANAMSAT and DOMSAT satellite systems. The terminal is DSCS certified for military X-band satellite operation including automatic satellite tracking, and INTELSAT qualified for commercial C- and Ku-Band satellite operation. MTBCMA will be greater than 250 hours with a mean-time betweeen critical failure of 5000 hours to ensure a 90% confidence level during 60 day, 24 hour operating period per day. The system is hub-independent for set-up, signal acquisition, and operation, and interoperable and compatible with all GMF, MCIS and DSCS Gateway modems and baseband subsystems. It provides high data rates based on frequency band, with local and/or Remote operation. The terminal is transported in an environmentally protected electronic operating cases.

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