Tellumat Defence has been named its sub-Saharan African distributor of SWE-DISH Satellite Systems’ “Suitcase CCT120” portable satellite communication system.
SWE-DISH business development director Magnus Wallmark says the outlook for local business “is very good, with a number of programmes requiring satcom systems over the next three to five years.”
The CCT120 succeeds the CCT90 in the “CommuniCase” range of small, powerful satcom systems that SWE-DISH says “have transformed the way leading news networks, international peace-keeping forces and emergency first-response personnel communicate from remote areas.”
The new system is as portable as its predecessor but sports a larger antenna (1.2 metres in diameter) and is capable of higher throughput. “Like the CCT90, it has a modular architecture, creating a line of easily exchanged terminals, designed to meet current as well as future operational needs,” Wallmark says.
“Selecting from CommuniCase modules, users can deploy different transceivers to support multi-band capacity, and also inter-change various antenna sizes and modems,” Wallmark adds. “Once invested in one of our systems, it is very easy and cost-effective to upgrade and enhance a customer`s satcom capabilities.”
Tellumat Defence (North) managing executive Colin Meintjes says gaining the distribution rights for the CCT120 amounts to filling in a “missing part of Tellumat`s defence communication arsenal”.
He also notes that the CCT is used for relaying battlefield intelligence from the SAAB Arthur Weapon Locating Radar to a command & control systems. Tellumat also markets Arthur in SA.