Hughes Receives Broadband Satellite Terminal Order From Navy’s SPAWAR; Rick Lober Quoted

Hughes Receives Broadband Satellite Terminal Order From Navy's SPAWAR; Rick Lober Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Hughes Network Systems has been chosen to produce and deliver 200 9211 Broadband Global Area Network satellite terminals to the U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

The company said Monday its BGAN device offers Wi-Fi access for multiple users and is designed to facilitate satellite connectivity at a speed of up to 650 kilobytes per second.

The rugged platform is also built with a compass and an audio tone intended to help operators acquire signals.

Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems at Hughes, said the company intends for its tablet-sized terminal to support warfighter communications even in a demanding environment.

SSC Atlantic placed the order for the 9211 BGAN systems through Hughes’ partner Marshall Communications.

You may also be interested in...

Gray Eagle ER UAS

General Atomics Demos Gray Eagle UAS for JTAC Operations

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business assessed how the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system could help advance sensor-to-shooter capabilities during a technology demonstration in late April at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. A joint terminal attack controller captured the sensor field of regard, video and aircraft location using an Android Team Awareness Kit and digitally transmitted ‘call for fires’ on various targets by controlling the electro-optical/infrared sensor aboard the Gray Eagle platform during the April 23 demo.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Signs Up for Global Radio Network Access Consortium

Booz Allen Hamilton has become one of the industry members of the O-RAN Alliance, which promotes interoperability and openness in radio access network architectures. The company said Thursday it will support the RAN industry's efforts to integrate and secure networks through membership in the global consortium.


Box to Provide HHS With Cloud Content Management Platform

The Department of Health and Human Services will use a Box Inc.-developed cloud content management technology in an effort to ensure security and privacy of sensitive information during health services delivery and to identify new ways to work in the cloud.