Raytheon Fields First AEHF Communication Terminals to Tactical Units

Raytheon Company fielded the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency Secure Mobile Anti-jam Reliable Tactical Terminal satellite communications solution to the U.S. armed services increasing the data rate of existing SMART-T systems by a factor of four.

“Raytheon’s latest SMART-T solution delivers the next generation of protected communications that’s compatible with both EHF and AEHF satellites,” said Scott Whatmough, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems’ Integrated Communications Systems. “AEHF SMART-T provides the end-user with more mission flexibility and increased capacity to transmit voice, data and video, providing increased situational awareness.”

The AEHF SMART-T upgrade will make use of Raytheon’s eXtended Data Rate waveform hardware and software modifications taking protected communication to the next level. The new XDR waveform provides increased bandwidth and speed for tactical military communications including real-time video, battlefield mapping and targeting data.

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