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CopaSAT STORM tactical satcom on-the-move terminal earns MIL-STD-810H certification

(4 May 2020 - CopaSAT) Today CopaSAT announced its STORM terminal is now MIL-STD-810H certified while also being qualified on the IntelSatOne Flex network.

Developed with CopaSAT’s unconventional warfare customers in mind, the CopaSAT STORM SATCOM terminal was demonstrated to withstand a series of environmental stress tests including shock, vibration, extreme temperature, water infiltration and more. The SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) terminal has been tested on both tactical land vehicles like MRZRs and tactical maritime vessels, making it field-ready, or even combat-ready.

As of 12 March 2020, the CopaSAT STORM also became an IntelsatOne Flex qualified terminal, authorized to operate on Intelsat’s GEO satellite fleet, including its HTS network

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CopaSAT's STORM terminal (courtesy: CopaSAT)

“It is exciting to offer the first-ever MIL-STD-810H tested SOTM/COTP terminal using the Kymeta u7 flat-panel Electronically Scanned Antenna. This communications capability will be a force multiplier and is an affordable and high-throughput solution for multiple military applications. We are now in general production for the CopaSAT STORM in our new Largo, Florida state-of-the-art facility,” said Obie Johnson, CEO, CopaSAT.

The CopaSAT STORM terminal features a Kymeta u7 flat-panel, Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA), iDirect 950 modem and a 25 Watt Block Up Converter (BUC) for ultimate high-performance satellite communications on-the-move or on-the-pause. This fully integrated terminal provides a mobile hotspot utilizing SD-WAN to select between cellular, Wi-Fi or satellite networks for optimization, failover and balancing.

The STORM terminal also accepts external GPS sources such as Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) for selective availability and anti-spoofing. An optional bracket for an external MANET handheld radio is available with power and Ethernet at the bracket. The STORM offers many additional options for maximum flexibility and usability.

About CopaSAT

CopaSAT helps government and commercial organizations turn missions in some of the world’s most extreme and remote environments into realized objectives by providing reliable communication and power solutions.

CopaSAT is known for its STORM custom-engineered, ruggedized, military-grade COTM solution that uses Kymeta flat-panel satellite antenna technology. The CopaSAT STORM terminal is MIL-STD-810H certified. The STORM continuously and automatically selects between satellite and 3G/4G service to provide best-available connectivity, delivering information to the user through Wi-Fi or wired LAN that can be extended by supported MANET radios.

In 2019, CopaSAT acquired the Virideon Intelligent Power and Energy Router (VIP/ER) product line. The lightweight, tactical expeditionary power solution for sustained mobilized operations makes it easy to bring power virtually anywhere, set it up in minutes, tear it down and set it up again. With Virideon from CopaSAT, power is available to tactical, forward-deployed units working in fluid situations.