PathFinder Digital works with antenna manufacturers to modify and enhance their MVSATs to meet the specific needs/MIL-SPECs of government programs. We ensure compliance with the requirements of the target program and operation compatible with the program’s Concept of Operations (CONOPS). PathFinder designs, fabricates, and integrates these enhancements at the lowest possible price.

Turnkey Satellite Terminal Solutions

PathFinder integrates, sells and services a variety of mobile very small aperture terminals (MVSAT).  PathFinder is agnostic to antenna providers allowing it to select the best available solutions for each project.  Whether fixed, manpack, case-mounted fly-away, fly-and-drive, or vehicle mounted, PathFinder develops and configures any type of system to fulfill the customers’ satellite ground terminal needs. With antenna system configurations ranging in size from airline checkable to large aperture earth-stations, PathFinder’s solutions can operate anywhere in the world and accommodate varied constellation including GEO, LEO and MEO.

Terminal Sub-system Solutions

PathFinder works as a trusted partner to antenna manufactures by performing the rigorous work involved in modifying their off-the-shelf antenna systems to best meet the needs of their unique customers.  This includes ensuring compliance with the customers’ CONOPs and MIL-STD requirements.  It also includes the design, integration and production of enhancements such as modem, fiber communication, and router bays or outdoor units (ODUs).  We also develop power supplies, vessel/vehicle mounts, and specialized cable solutions as needed by the antenna manufactures and their customers.  With PathFinder performing these services on the antenna manufactures’ behalf, the manufacturers can stay focused on their core products and rely on PathFinder to manage the specialized needs of customers.





  • Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • EMI Engineering
  • Networking
  • Comms Subsystems
  • Compliance Engineering
  • MIL-STDs Compliance
  • Environmental Standards Compliance
  • Ruggedization
  • Test and FME
  • Prototyping
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Product Integration
  • Test
  • Certification
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Phone Support
  • Field Support
  • Repair
  • Sustainment
  • Component Engineering
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Reset


Below you will find examples of the types of projects PathFinder routinely performs which are representative of our work and capabilities.  As you will note from these examples, PathFinder is agnostic to antenna and component suppliers.  We identify the best available products to create the most effective and cost beneficial communications solutions.

Value-Added Solutions

PathFinder Digital provides an array of value-added services to government agencies, prime contractors, and antenna system manufacturers.

Prime Contractor Solutions

We have a strong track record on developing custom satcom solutions that balance cost‑effectiveness with precision and durability for our customers. We specialize in working as a trusted partner to Government/Military agencies and prime contractors, by performing the rigorous work involved in identifying and modifying off-the-shelf antenna systems to their unique program specifications (CONOPs).

Antenna Manufacturer Solutions

Antenna manufacturers also benefit by partnering with us. Instead of draining their resources on developing custom solutions that align with CONOPs of major programs, they can focus on their standard product – and let us handle the R&D regarding modifications required to sell their product into major programs. By having us involved, they are more likely to have their product selected by the program.

Satellite Operator Solutions

PathFinder Digital works with satellite operators to modify and enhance COTS satellite antennas/terminals to meet the specific needs/MIL-SPEC requirements of individual programs. We ensure compliance with the requirements of the target application ensuring that the satellite operator’s customer has satellite terminals that both meet the customer’s needs and operates seamlessly on the satellite operator’s network. PathFinder further provides sustainment services ensuring that the satellite terminals will remain operational on the satellite operator’s network for as long as possible.


The tabs below contain specific capabilities that we provide to government agencies, prime contractors, antenna system manufacturers, and more.

  • MIL-STD-810
  • MIL-STD-1472
  • MIL-STD-188-164
  • MIL-STD-1275
  • MIL-STD-461
  • Other MIL-STD/SPEC
  • DD-1494
  • U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)
  • Commercial Satcom Type Approvals
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) & DFAR
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
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