Elbit Systems has received a contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) for dozens of satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) systems. The small-footprint ELSAT 2100 SOTM systems enable high-data-rate communications with land vehicles on the move. The SOTM systems provide communications to a number of different communications platforms on moving vehicles, even in difficult terrain, using advanced tracking techniques and multiple communications satellites. Elbit Systems will perform the work over a two-year period.
“The SOTM contract is an important milestone in our military communication activity on the whole, and in the satellite communication activity in particular,” said Yehuda (Udi) Vered, general manager of Elbit Systems’ Land and C4I Division, “The Israeli Defense Forces is an innovative technologically advanced military, and I trust that additional customers will follow and select our systems. The modern battlefield requires very reliable capabilities of high-rate data transfer anytime, anywhere, and our SOTM communication solution meets this requirement.”