US government orders transmitter system for AFRTS reception at “undisclosed location”
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

The US Government says it intends to award a sole source contract to Loma Scientific International for a custom designed transmitter system. This system is a dual transmitter split channel arrangement custom designed with a unique transmit antenna arrangement tailored for a specific radiation pattern. Also included is a unique receive antenna and downconverter specifically designed to allow US Naval ships at anchor to receive the signal. No other known manufacturer catalogs these items.

The purpose of this contract is to allow reception of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) programming at an “undisclosed location”.

(Source: here )