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Premium SNG & Military Antennas

Military applications are typically the most demanding of all satellite communications. From vehicle mounted to flyaway applications, no other manufacturer has fielded more military antennas than AvL. Our antennas have become the ultimate solution of choice for numerous military agencies, including the US Army and US Marines.

The selection of AvL by military agencies is usually based on our unique, robust designs. No other manufacturer can combine the essentials of rugged packaging, robust wind performance, ease of operation and post-delivery customer support at a very competitive price.
 
While the vast majority of military applications to date have relied on commercial satellite interoperability, especially at Ku-band, AvL is now leading the industry in the delivery of systems that will operate over the next generation of military satellites, including Xtar (X-band) and the new US Army Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) constellation (X- and Ka-band). Most of our military antennas can be offered with upgradability to X- and Ka-bands of operation.
 
AvL antennas interface easily with all RF systems and are compliant with FCC and Intelsat requirements for 2° spacing as well as optional models for meeting Eutelsat and Asiasat criteria. AvL antennas are also in the certification process for operation over the US Army DSCS and WGS satellites.
 
US military accomplishments include:
  • Army PEO EIS
    • Created lower cost 1.2M auto-acquisition antenna to begin shipments within 6 weeks of go-ahead
    • Ramped up production from 4 to 12 per week to support troop requirements
  • Marine Corp SWAN Program
    • Began delivering 2M FlyAways in 2005 at one per week with five weeks notice
    • Began delivering 2M FlyAways in 2006 at two per week with five weeks notice
    • Began delivering 1.2M FlyAways in 2005 at two per week with four weeks notice
 

Vehicle-Mount / DriveAway Premium SNG & Military Antennas

AvL Premium SNG & Military Vehicle-Mount antennas are preferred by military agencies due to AvL's unique, robust designs, and sizes ranging from 1.2m to 3.8m. No other manufacturer can combine the essentials of rugged packaging, robust wind performance, ease of operation and post-delivery customer support at a very competitive price.

Manual FlyAway SNG & Military Antennas

AvL’s Manual FlyAway Antennas are lightweight, compact, portable, robust with carbon fiber reflectors and bases, and easy and quick to assemble. AvL’s Az/El positioners feature easy pointing as well as fine-tuning. As with all AvL antenna systems, the Manual FlyAway Antennas interface with any modem, RF electronics, or satellite service, and achieve pointing accuracy and pointing stability even in the most extreme conditions.

Motorized FlyAway SNG & Military Antennas

Motorized FlyAway Antennas from AvL are available in a broad range of sizes and packaging for Military and Defense configurations. Ranging in size from the only true carry-on Model 9066 to the highly-robust but compactly-packaged case-based systems up to 2.4m, each FlyAway Antenna is priced to include the AvL carbon fiber antenna and auto-acquisition controller for ease of operation. As with all AvL antenna systems, no laptop is necessary to operate the controller, the antennas interface with any modem, RF electronics, or satellite service.

LEO / MEO Tracking Ka-Band Antennas