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General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, SES and Hughes Network Systems combined their technologies to conduct a higher data rate transmission of a multi-orbit satellite communications system. A demonstration event was held on Oct. 20 to show the resilience and capability of unmanned aerial vehicles to maintain high workload and mission-critical connectivity in congested and contested […] More
The Department of Defense is supporting 5G testing and experimentation projects at military installations through a $600 million program and the satellite industry is keeping an eye on such experiments and how DOD would further advance 5G amid the increasing integration of non-terrestrial networks into the 5G ecosystem, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Rick Lober, vice president […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the most critical capabilities that are being developed for U.S. military branches as warfighters continue to adapt to the proper training requirements to adapt to the latest emerging technologies. In addition, Rick Lober also discussed how recent partnerships have helped Hughes Defense to […] More
Jeff Lessner, vice president of defense and intelligence systems division at Hughes Network Systems, said discussions at the recent Satellite 2022 conference highlighted the need for commercial technologies that can improve and deliver resiliency and security within the Department of Defense’s communications system. Lessner wrote in a blog post published Tuesday on Military Embedded Systems […] More has added two new senior-level executives with technology experience to its leadership team to assist with products and services in support of defense and intelligence customers. The Columbia, Maryland-based artificial intelligence provider said Tuesday Todd Hughes will take the role of senior vice president of technology and research while Dan Jones will assume the SVP of products […] More
A collaborative partnership between Honeywell, Hughes Network Systems and SES has completed a demonstration of multinetwork, multi-orbit high-speed airborne connectivity for military use. The demonstration utilized Honeywell’s JetWave MCX terminal, which is compatible with various military Ka-band networks, Hughes’ software-defined HM-series modem and SES’ medium earth orbit high-throughput, low-latency network as well as its multiple geostationary satellites, including GovSat-1, […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division of Hughes Network Systems, recently took part in an Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz detailing the importance of network management as well as the advancement of multi-constellation networks and the challenges with implementing SDN capabilities. “The military is still conducting a refresh of their core […] More
Hughes Network Systems and SES have tested the performance of multi-orbit satellite communications that General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business intends to use on its unmanned aerial vehicle to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Hughes said Wednesday its HM series software-defined modems and resource management system work with SES’ geosynchronous and medium earth orbit satellites […] More
The Department of Health and Human Services has made a five-year blanket purchase agreement with TurningPoint Global Solutions for management of mobile devices and services at its Office of Inspector General headquarters and 10 regional and 80 field offices. The Rockville, Maryland-based company will deploy wireless mobility services that include a web portal intended for […] More
Amentum has secured a 10-year, $97.2 million contract from the Federal Aviation Administration for environmental remediation support services in support of the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The contract requires Amentum to perform operation and maintenance, remedial action construction, geographic information system, and national environmental data repository management support related […] More

Hughes Network Systems has agreed to integrate and distribute 4G emergency communications technology made by Virtual NetCom, a wireless network business owned by COMSovereign Holding. VNC's Rapid Access Independent Deployable 4G/LTE offering is a portable broadband system designed to virtualize network functions and deliver cloud native services, COMSovereign said Tuesday.


OneWeb has now raised $1.4B in total funding after it received additional investments from Hughes Network Systems and SoftBank Group. The additional funding provides OneWeb with needed capital to come up with a constellation of 648 satellites in low-Earth orbit by the end of 2022 to deliver broadband connectivity and low-latency communication services to customers worldwide.

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