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Hughes Network Systems has received a follow-on contract from the Defense Department to develop a flexible modem interface prototype designed to facilitate interoperability between military and commercial services and platforms. The contract award marks the second phase of a pilot study that seeks to evaluate how satellite communications systems can interoperate in support of military […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division, has said the Defense Department leadership should adopt the tenets of commercial satellite technology procurement to transform the way DoD acquires space hardware. He wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on Defense News that he believes department-industry collaboration is the “only […] More
“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.“ What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the community needs to come together […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division, will participate in a panel discussion at SMi Group‘s Global MilSatCom Conference that is scheduled to take place in London from Nov. 7 to 9. SMi Group said Tuesday the forum will center on ground segment innovations for military satellite communications and cover […] More
The Defense Department has awarded Hughes Network Systems a contract of an undisclosed value to examine how satellite transports can interoperate for potential use in government wideband communications. Hughes said Monday it aims to produce a wideband communications architecture that will work to facilitate multiple space and ground transports through a design analysis of various satellites such […] More
Hughes Network Systems“™ Rick Lober has said the backlog of launches faced by space launch service providers has raised concerns among commercial satellite operators that work to provide global communications support to military clients, National Defense reported Wednesday. “There are more [satellites] going up so that is fueling demand and there have been a few […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has partnered with Hughes Network Systems to update the satellite communications system of the Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. Hughes said Monday it will provide customized airborne modems for Predator B’s SkyGuardian variant as part of a contract with General Atomics. The broadband satellite technology company designed its Hughes HM series modems to increase data transfer rates as well as secure […] More
Rick Lober oversees Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division as its vice president and general manager with responsibility over sales of satellite communications technologies and services to military and other national security agencies. Lober has advocated for government customers to increase their adoption and usage rates of satcom tools from the commercial arena […] More
Inmarsat‘s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch and Hughes Network Systems“™ Rick Lober will participate in a panel discussion at the Satellite Industry Association“™s two-day Defense Department Commercial SATCOM Workshop that will kick off Dec. 15 in Virginia. Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat; and Lober, VP and general manager of Hughes“™ defense and intelligence systems division; will discuss the […] More
Inmarsat“™s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch and Rick Lober of Hughes Network Systems have recommended the use of commercial systems to help fulfill the government’s satellite requirements as constellations start to age, Space News Magazine reported Oct. 24. Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, told Space News military officials should consider commercial technologies for their broadband communications functions […] More
Hughes Network Systems has expanded a partnership with Airbus‘ defense and space segment in efforts to address military customers’ tactical communications requirements. Airbus DS will distribute all models of Hughes’ satellite networking technology HM System while latter company will market the former’s Skynet military satcom services to U.S. government customers as part of the agreement, Hughes said Tuesday. HM System […] More
Hughes Network Systems has introduced an open architecture-based system that works to provide mobile satellite communications for government clients. The HM System is built on scrambled code multiple access waveform and  software-definable modem platforms that work to facilitate bandwidth sharing, Hughes said Thursday. Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems division […] More
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