Boeing Aiming To Integrate Nuclear Forces SATCOM Terminals; Paul Geery Comments

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Boeing is developing software for a U.S. Air Force satellite communications program in an attempt to integrate ground and airborne terminals for U.S. nuclear forces command and control functions.

The company said its team tested the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminal software and evaluated integration with the Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Milstar mission control subsystem.

AEHF and Milstar satellite constellations are designed to relay FAB-T communications once FAB-T is operational, the company said.

Paul Geery, Boeing vice president and FAB-T program manager, said the company intends for FAB-T to provide the Air Force control in setting up networks, establishing user traffic priorities and scheduling satellite beams.

FAB-T transmitted data using both low-data-rate and extended-data-rate communications protocols during the test, Boeing said.

Boeing holds another contract to build terminals for the president and top military officials to communicate via the FAB-T network.

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