Hughes picked for satellite communications

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Hughes Network Systems LLC has received a U.S. government contract to provide airborne satellite communications.

The solution will be used by an unidentified agency for in-flight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, including air segment, ground segment and network management services.


"We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for the U.S. government," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "Our HX System is ideal for airborne systems as it has the capability to transfer video, audio, and data in real-time.

"The HX System offers the most bandwidth efficient airborne solutions in the marketplace, providing our ISR customers significant savings in their operational requirements."

The Hughes airborne solution employs the advanced HX System, including the HX satellite Gateway, HX 200 satellite router and Expert Network Management System.

Hughes said the ExpertNMS provides superior usability, featuring a highly intuitive and interactive interface with advanced diagnostics and network monitoring capabilities to optimize performance.

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