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Kymeta launches u8 MIL hybrid terminal, revolutionizes military comms with ruggedized solution

Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, announced today a launch of the Kymeta™ u8 MIL hybrid terminal, providing military users with a camouflaged, flexible, and more robust connectivity solution for communications-on-the-move (COTM) and networks-on-the-move (NOTM). The new terminal adds to the growing number of solutions offered by Kymeta based on the innovative u8 antenna technology.

The u8 MIL hybrid satellite/cellular terminal is low profile, multi-orbit multi-network (GEO/LEO) ready, and easy to mount on vehicles and vessels

The u8 MIL hybrid terminal utilizes Kymeta’s revolutionary software-defined, electronic beam-steering technology to transform military communications through the ruggedized, low-profile terminal, which is easy to mount on vehicles and vessels. Kymeta u8 MIL hybrid terminals integrate the iDirect 950mp router and support external modems such as Comtech 5650B, Viasat CBM400 and most commercial modems.


Offering a complete and customized solution, the u8 MIL features Military Standard (MIL-STD) shock mounts, military-specific connectors and wiring, a rugged shroud with expansion capabilities, and Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) in a weatherproofed radome. Kymeta’s u8 MIL hybrid terminal is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461, contains embedded expansion capabilities for radio over internet protocol (RoIP) and software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) and edge computing, maintains internal and external modem support, and has embedded modem(s) that are field upgradeable.


Kymeta Connect™ packages offer full-service connectivity solutions for u8 MIL hybrid terminals. Satellite Broadband by-the-gigabyte packages are available from Kymeta with either satellite or hybrid satellite/cellular capacity. TRANSEC services are also offered for the u8 MIL hybrid terminal.


“We are pleased to once again meet the connectivity needs of the military wherever and whenever they depend on it most,” said, Bill Marks, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, of Kymeta. “For years, Kymeta’s advanced technology has been a proven resource for mission-critical operations. Our new u8 MIL hybrid terminal is tailored specifically for military users, providing them with a rapid-deployment solution and the fastest out-of-the-box communication anywhere.”


The announcement comes just less than two months after Kymeta was awarded placement on an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) with a US$950 million ceiling from the Department of Defense as part of a multiple award multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrums.