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Hughes helps Air Force with satellite comm

Nov. 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM   |   Comments

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Hughes Network Systems LLC is to develop management concepts for protected tactical satellite communications for the U.S. Air Force.

The length and value of the contract given Hughes by the U.S. Air Force Military Satellite Communications System Directorate weren't disclosed.

The aim of the project Hughes will undertake is to help the Air Force develop options and reduce acquisition risk for architecture that provides the United States and allied forces with protected satellite communications in future hostile environments.

As part of its work, Hughes will develop provide technical support in the definition of future protected tactical satellite waveforms.

"Our military relies upon command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information to enable the most technologically sophisticated defense systems," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes.

"A cost-effective and efficient approach to protected tactical communications is critical, especially as our potential adversaries' ability to disrupt communications for those systems continues to increase."

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