The GATR antenna system has become the Warfighter's choice. The GATR antenna systems are designed for ground use, particularly useful in military situations in remote areas, quick deploys, or in harsh weather conditions. GATR excels in deployments and situations where the movement and installation of 2+ meter class standard deployable rigid satellite antennas is challenging. The patented design combines the transmission power advantages of a large antenna with the low weight and portability of a small aperture antenna.
The major benefits that the GATR antenna systems offer for military use are:
- Extreme Portability
The GATR 2.4 meter antenna packs in as few as two cases (< 99 lbs) for a single-band, versus 8+ cases for traditional rigid antennas – 50-80% less volume and weight than rigid satellite antennas
- Lower Cost of Ownership
Drastically reduces shipping and satellite access costs
- Reliability in Extreme Environments
Stable in high winds, performs well in extreme heat and cold
- Ease of Set Up
Can be set up and on satellite in 30 minutes
The GATR is currently used by U.S. and foreign military, intelligence, and homeland security, as well as commercial and non-governmental organizations at Ku-, C-, and X-band.
In addition to GATR’s 2.4 meter antenna, GATR’s 1.2 meter backpackable antenna is gaining momentum. The 1.2 meter ultra-portable design can provide high-bandwidth communications for transmission of secure and non-secure data, voice, and video, all in a compact package. The design integrates a patented inflatable radome with a precision antenna, allowing all components to fit in a backpack weighing less than 50 lbs (23 kg).