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Cubic Mission Solutions’ and Army’s GATR satellite communication systems restore connectivity in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael
SAN DIEGO – Nov. 5, 2018 – Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that its Cubic Mission Solutions business division has deployed its GATR satellite communication (SATCOM) and networking systems as well as personnel to support Florida hurricane disaster recovery efforts. Partnering with the United States Army’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) project office, Cubic’s GATR SATCOM and networking systems have been set up in several locations throughout Panama City, Lynn Haven and Youngstown, Florida to provide communications, networking and high-bandwidth connectivity as a no cost service to local municipalities. Due to high demand for the Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) capability, the Army granted permission to deploy four of its GATR ISAs to help restore connectivity lost during Hurricane Michael.
“The GATR system’s expeditionary nature and ability to withstand extreme conditions, make it an invaluable technology during disaster response missions,” Bradley H. Feldmann, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Cubic Corporation. “It is important for us to deploy our technology and services to assist Florida’s recovery the best we can. The support from our Army customer allowed us to extend our reach even farther.”
Seven Cubic employees, based in Huntsville, Alabama traveled to Panama City to assist in recovery efforts. Upon the Cubic team’s arrival, the need for more antennas led to the partnership with the Army. This partnership enabled the deployment of multiple 1.2-meter and 2.4-meter GATR systems to restore communications for local government and first responder personnel throughout the Florida Panhandle. Locations in which GATR and T2C2 systems have been deployed include the Panama City Police Department; Roads and Bridges building of the Bay County Public Works department; Bay County Fire Department Station 11; Lynn Haven Municipal Complex; Howard Creek Volunteer Fire Department; and South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department.
“Our incredible team on the ground has worked tirelessly to ensure those in most dire need for communications were provided support using GATR systems,” said Mike Twyman, president, Cubic Mission Solutions. “We are grateful for our strong partnership with our T2C2 customer and their support of this relief initiative. In the future, we will continue to provide our technology to help restore communication and aid in the reconstruction efforts during these devastating times.”
The inflatable and ultra-portable GATR system can be transported in two cases weighing less than 100 pounds each and are able to withstand winds up to 75 mph. The GATR system provides superior throughput performance with innovative technology that enables portability, reliability and ease of setup for SATCOM during the most critical military, government and first responder missions. The GATR system is currently fielded by the U.S. Army to support expeditionary communications for warfighters worldwide.
Partnering with customers from military to nongovernmental organizations and international humanitarian aid groups, GATR systems and support personnel have been deployed in response to natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.