COLUMBIA, MD. March 2, 2010 . . . Syntonics LLC, based in Columbia, Md., received an order for 444 HTA-TACSAT-03 antennas, the largest handheld antenna order in the history of the company. Syntonics will deliver this lightweight, highly durable antenna to the U.S. Army over the next five months starting this month.
Sales of the Syntonics lightweight handheld antenna line have increased steadily over the past three years. When asked the reason for the growing popularity of the antennas, Bruce Montgomery, Syntonics President replied “Users in the field consistently point to the quick/silent deployment and durability of our antennas. Our low price and quick turn availability are also key factors in the growth of this product line.” One customer described the TACSAT-03 as “virtually indestructible” thereby saving a unit’s maintenance budget previously used for less dependable antennas.
The HTA-TACSAT-03 weighs only 14-oz. and comes with two antenna extensions, coax cables, stuff sleeve, and a “prehensile” tripod for grasping a shape or sitting on a surface. The pistol-grip antenna weighs less, is more rugged, has a lower visual profile, and deploys significantly faster than the competition. The HTA-TACSAT-03 joins a line of specialized Syntonics’ antennas that includes the immensely popular HTA-SINCGARS, an antenna that is woven through the upper body armor of its user, and the tri-element aerostat antenna that is used to extend the LOS range of tactical radios. These antennas are deployed forward in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Syntonics is a defense electronics company that produces FORAX RF-over-fiber communication systems for military radios and innovative antennas for military applications. For more information on Syntonics and its products, please see the company's website at www.SyntonicsCorp.com.