L-3 TRL Technology and Avanti Communications to Provide Secure High-Speed Ka-Band Satellite Services

  L-3 TRL Technology and Avanti Communications to Provide Secure High-Speed
  Ka-Band Satellite Services

Business Wire

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England -- September 25, 2013

L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced today that it is working with Avanti
Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and
military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct
high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East,
the Caucasus region and Africa.

Ideal for high-demand government and military operations that require
unlimited data transfer at superfast speeds (up to 10 Mbps), the new Ka-Band
offering provides secure, cost-effective network options for users with
multiple transportable and/or fixed nodes.

Numerous encrypted secure voice and data scenarios have been tested over the
capability, under differing weather conditions, without any degradation in

Options include transportable variants utilising highly portable antennas for
rapid deployment and a fixed-site variant providing a cost-effective
connection. Tailored uncontended packages are available, including dedicated
bandwidth and occasional use packages. Shared contended bandwidth packages are
also available. This allows the services to be configured to meet a user’s
specific operational requirements.

“We are pleased to be working with Avanti in bringing secure satellite
communications to numerous international defence and government agencies,”
said Adrian Cunningham, L-3 TRL vice president and head of its National
Security division. “The Ka-Band airtime services offer extremely cost-
effective network options with the added benefit of uncontended or contended
communications, allowing users to stay connected during all types of weather.”

Ka-Band is part of L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN Bundled Airtime Service packages, which
are designed to work in conjunction with its CATAPAN government grade network
encryption devices and COTS modem hardware to provide secure mobile
communications. A number of “out-of-the-box” dedicated service packages are
available to ensure the highest levels of security for individual operational

L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) protects people worldwide from current and
ever-evolving threats through market-leading defence solutions. Operating from
a number of secure sites near Tewkesbury in the UK, L-3 TRL delivers
innovative, proven technology in Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Network
Security and Spectrum Surveillance to government and defence agencies
worldwide. Its comprehensive facilities include in-house design, development
and manufacturing complemented by a dedicated customer support and training
capability. L-3 TRL is a wholly owned UK subsidiary of L-3 Communications
Corporation, a US company. To learn more about L-3 TRL, please visit the
company’s website at www.L-3Com.com/TRL.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people
worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control,
Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems,
platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also
a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and
commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To
learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3Com.com.

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Carly Hill
L-3 TRL Technology
+44(0) 1684 852829
Avanti Communications Media Relations
Christian Georgeson
+44 (0) 20 7749 1600
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