WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2018) –Federal Resources and Klas Telecom announced today a contract award from the U.S. Air Force for $11.2 million to supply them with a rugged and rapidly deployable Communications Fly-Away Kit (CFK) that will serve as a deployable command and control and satellite communications capability. The initial order is for 87 CFKs with the possibility of follow-on orders planned throughout the USAF. The CFK is based on Klas Telecom’s Voyager modular and scalable network modules with supplementary equipment such as BGAN terminals, VoSIP phones and rugged laptops, which are included in the kit. The contract marks one of the first major U.S. Air Force awards for Klas Telecom and builds upon Federal Resources’ U.S. Air Force business.
“We spent a lot of time working with the Air Force to develop capabilities they needed,” Klas Telecom Government Director of Systems Engineering Chris Barnes said. “We are very pleased to have delivered a system that is tailored to their needs. We are looking forward to working more with the Air Force and we hope this will be the first opportunity of many to come.”
The CFK provides multi-enclave baseband networking capability with agnostic transport and data access for classified, unclassified and coalition networks. Among its key features are low power consumption, size and weight; Cisco-based technology; modular and scalable; ruggedized to MIL-STD-810G; rapid set up; airline carry-on-size package; and it comes with built-in cellular, Wi-Fi and wired transport options.
“The modules themselves only weigh about two pounds each and are densely packed with capability like nothing else on the market,” Federal Resources Director of C4ISR Sales Jeff Churchill said. “This particular group within the Air Force wanted their kits to be as small and easy to manage as possible, however, they weren’t willing to compromise on capability and ease of use. We are looking forward to partnering with Klas Telecom on developing more solutions like this as we bring our total breadth of products, services and solutions to the market and serve those within the U.S. DoD.”
About Federal Resources
Founded in 1986, Federal Resources is a leading provider of quality products and mission-critical solutions that support the U.S. Military, Federal Government, State/Local Responders, and International Markets. Specializing in comprehensive life-cycle sustainment solutions; procurement and acquisition; technical services and asset management; and training expertise, the organization is dedicated to serving its diverse range of well-established and emerging market segments. Federal Resources strives to fulfill and expand upon its mission to ensure end-users are equipped with the most innovative, reliable, and cost-effective products and technologies available on the market. For more information, visit www.federalresources.com.
About Klas Telecom
Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years of experience developing innovative communications solutions for the network edge. Klas Telecom delivers connectivity to remote and austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. The company specializes in integrating enterprise networking capabilities from global IT leaders with in-house hardware and software platforms designed to meet market demands and the most stringent environmental requirements. Klas Telecom leverages the latest technology to stay on the forefront of the deployable communications industry. Klas Telecom operates in the public safety, transportation and U.S. and international government and defense markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland. www.klastelecom.com.
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