Lockheed Martin Corp. and the U.S. Navy have demonstrated a mobile satellite communication system that is intended to help military users transmit data in a secure environment.
Amy Sun, narrowband advanced programs lead at Lockheed Martin, said Monday the company’s team provided a stream of photos, maps and large data files to the troops through the Mobile User Objective System satellites.
Users were able to transfer megabytes of data using satellite communications signals from the Arctic during the U.S. Navy’s 2014 Ice Exercise.
“This means users could traverse the globe using one radio, without needing to switch out because of different coverage areas,” said Paul Scearce, director of military space advanced programs at Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin first tested the MUOS constellation’s coverage over the arctic in 2013.