USS Blue Ridge gets high-speed data access

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) has accepted satellite terminal technology from Americom Government Services.

U.S. company AGS's installation of an in-motion satellite terminal on board the USS Blue Ridge has been accepted, which now connects the amphibious command ship to the Defense Intelligence Agency's VSAT (very small aperture terminal) Network.


With the acceptance of the satellite terminal, the USS Blue Ridge, a U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet Command ship, is ensured access to the Defense Department's Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System with a super broadband connectivity which enables the transmission of mission-critical data five times faster than with the ship's previous technology.

"The installation of the Defense Intelligence Agency's VSAT Network system has increased the USS Blue Ridge total capability by nearly 500 percent and significantly improved their capability for intelligence connectivity and command and control to the Seventh Fleet commander and staff," David Jackson, AGS chief operating officer, said in a statement.

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