Cubic has been awarded a $5 million contract to provide satellite communications for the New Zealand Defense Force.
Under the Foreign Military Sales contract awarded to subsidiary GATR, Cubic will “supply 2.4-meter inflatable satellite antennas with supporting hardware, spares and New Equipment Training (NET) for the NZDF Network Enabled Army (NEA) program,” according to a company news release.
“In addition to a multi-year support contract, Cubic will deliver and integrate an iDirect-based, time division multiple access (TDMA) network within the NZDF’s existing and future hub infrastructure.”
The NEA program aims to enhance New Zealand’s C4ISR capabilities, including coalition operations in the South Pacific and elsewhere.
“GATR’s SATCOM is expected to provide the New Zealand Army with a communications solution that meets its tactical requirements and enhance the command and control capabilities of its forces when deployed on operations,” said New Zealand army chief Major General Peter Kelly.