Compact, Light, High Speed, Cheetah Flyaway VSAT System

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Compact, Light, High Speed, Cheetah Flyaway VSAT System

VSAT Cheetah Terminal Data Portable Military Designed for homeland defense and emergency response missions, the industry renowned Cheetah™ flyaway VSAT system provides remote Internet and virtual private network (VPN) connectivity from anywhere in the world.  Contained in just two, low-weight cases, the Cheetah provides high-speed data communications for Internet, VPN connectivity, video transmission, surveillance, or reconnaissance.

Each case weighs less than 75 lbs. and includes a fully auto-acquire .9M elliptical antenna system, outdoor unit (ODU) with embedded iDirect iConnexTM modem, 40 W BUC/SSPA, controller/processor and Ethernet switch.

The ViewSAT® terminal control software provides monitor and control of the terminal through the use of an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI);  One button auto-acquisition means systems are rapidly deployed, controlled and monitored with minimal training.



  • Latest-generation embedded iDirect iConnexTM e800 Evolution modem and 40 W wideband BUC/SSPA.
  • Rugged design for outdoor use in harsh environmental conditions
  • Field connectivity over CAT-5 cable eliminates heavy IFL cables
  • One button auto-acquisition solution based on proven motorized Roto-Lok cable drive for reliable positioning and algorithms with the latest iDirect SNR tuning
  • Includes automatic polarization adjustment that rotates the reflector to align the major axis
  • Internal power conditioning in accordance with MIL-STD-1275B allowing the Cheetah™ to be powered from military vehicles
  • ViewSAT® Terminal Monitor and Control software simplifies deployment and operation
  • Modem bypass capability allows inter-operation with standard L-Band modems
  • Complies with rigorous MIL-STD-810F

Cheetah Battery Box

Cheetah Flyaway VSAT Terminal Battary Case

  • 30-90 Minutes of battery backup depending on usage
  • LED Display
  • Blackout switch
  • Lightweight (25.5lb)
  • Dimensions 16.2” x 12.7” x 6.6”
  • Contains 4 UBI-2590 rechargeable batteries
  • Wide AC input range 85 V to 264 VAC
  • Weatherproof when closed
  • Operating Temperature 5 °C to 38 °C (limited by UBI-2590 capability)
  • Filtered AC throughput
  • Transition in AC Power to DC

System Specifications 

Reflector 90 x 66 cm Elliptical, segmented carbon fiber
Optics Offset, prime focus
Az/El/Pol Drive System Patented Roto-Lok 3-axis Positioner
Controller DVB reference satellite or iDirect SNR tuning. One button deploy fully
automatic satellite acquisition, peaking, and cross pol adjustment
using GPS, compass and level sensor inputs, certified for
auto-commissioning on certain satellite systems; one button stow
Auto Positioning 
Elevation 15 to 75° of boresight
Azimuth 180°
Polarization Motorized +/- 75° manual H/V selection
Antenna Midband Gain Transmit: 39.0 dBi 
Receive: 37.8 dBi
TX Radiation Compliance FCC #25.209, ITU-R S.528.5
Cross-Pol Isolation On-Axis: 35 dB TX 30 dB RX 
Off-Axis: 28 dB TX 28 dB RX
Satellite System Compliance PanAmSat, Intelsat, Eutelsat
Satellite Approval PanAmSat USA-8189
FCC SES-STA-20080606-00713
LNB: three provided to ensure global coverage of the Ku-Band
Band 1 10.95 to 11.70 GHz; NF=.8dB
Band 2 11.70 to 12.20 GHz; NF=.8dB
Band 3 12.25 to 12.75 GHz; NF=.8dB
Transmit (Tx) 13.75 to 14.5 GHz
Receive (Rx) 10.95 to 12.75 GHz
EIRP (dBW) 51.8 dBW (25-watt SSPA) (53.8, 40 W)
G/T (dB/K) 17.4 dB/K @ 20° elevation
iDirect e800
# of ports 4 LAN or 3 LAN plus DSL option
AC 90 – 132 and 180 – 264 VAC auto-ranging; 47–440Hz
DC 28 VDC per MIL-STD-1275B
Consumption 1000 VA Max
Hard cases (standard): 2 airline checkable
Antenna System: 24.6 x 19.7 x 14.4 inches 
RF System: 24.6 x 19.7 x 14.4 inches 
Weight: Antenna and RF Systems: 74 lbs each

Operational: -32°C to +50°C
Storage: -40°C to +60°C

Wind Loading
Operational: 25 mph
Survival: 30 mph gusting to 45 mph with anchoring weights

Compact, Light, High Speed, Cheetahâ„¢ Flyaway - VSAT System - Military - Terminal