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Cobham to roll out O3b mPOWER transportable terminals for SES

The contract consists of Cobham Satcom’s multi-orbit capable Tactical Tracker terminal series and Explorer 8120 vehicle mount tracking antenna.

Cobham Satcom and SES have signed a contract for a range of O3b mPOWER-enabled Communications on the Pause (COTP) terminals.

The contract consists of Cobham Satcom’s rugged, man-portable LEO/MEO/GEO capable Tactical Tracker terminal series ranging from 1.35 to 2.64 meters and Explorer 8120 vehicle mount tracking antenna. The Tactical Tracker Terminal serves the Government and Defense segment, while Government agencies, carriers, and enterprise customers utilise the Explorer terminals for service augmentation and restoration.

With the active tracking Tactical Tracker terminals, SES’s multi-orbit network of geostationary and MEO satellites will be seamlessly connected, with forward compatibility with SES’s new MEO system O3b mPOWER, as well as the second-generation high-throughput low-latency constellation. The new terminals expand Cobham Satcom’s O3b mPOWER terminal portfolio, joining the recently certified Sea Tel 2400 Tri-band terminal for the energy market.

Commenting on the agreement, Kirby Nell, VP of Business Development at Cobham Satcom, said: “We are pleased to provide new capabilities to SES for the growing COTP segment and to offer proven defence and enterprise solutions. The Tactical Trackers are the first, man-portable, multi-orbit terminals that actively track across GEO, LEO, and MEO systems, providing mission-critical connectivity to government customers. In addition, the adaptation of the well-proven Explorer 8120 also meets the needs of some of the largest telco carriers.”