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Cubic Mission Solutions deploys GATR antennas to provide internet connectivity for clinic, hospital and pharmacy in St. John
SAN DIEGO – Sept. 25, 2017 – Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), a business division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced it has deployed its GATR satellite antennas and personnel to support hurricane disaster recovery operations. Working with several of its global disaster relief customers, Cubic’s GATR antennas were deployed on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Antigua; Barbuda; and St. Martin.
On the island of St. John, the GATR antenna is providing communications, networking and high-bandwidth internet connectivity via satellite for a local clinic, hospital and pharmacy to ensure medications are refilled for patients on and off the island.
“Cubic is very proud to work with disaster relief organizations to provide communications and connectivity capabilities as well as our own support personnel to assist the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria,” said Brad Feldmann, president and chief executive officer of Cubic Corporation.
“With many hurricane victims displaced and separated from their homes and families, communication lines remain uncertain,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions. “Using our GATR antennas, we are able to help individuals stay connected to family and friends as well as assist the daily operations of medical personnel and first responders.”
The GATR 2.4-meter antenna is an inflatable, ultra-portable satellite antenna that can be packed and transported in two cases weighing less than 100 pounds each or less for smaller antennas. It has the capability to provide high-bandwidth communications in extreme environments and can withstand winds up to 75 mph. The antenna’s portability, reliability and ease of setup make it a unique satellite communications (SATCOM) solution for the most critical military, government and first responder missions.
Partnering with customers from military to nongovernmental organizations and international humanitarian aid groups, GATR antennas and support personnel have been deployed in response to natural disasters since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. Additionally, GATR antennas were utilized earlier this month to aid Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston, Texas.