General Dynamics Mission Systems Releases Updated MUOS Waveform for U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

September 17, 2018 – A General Dynamics Mission Systems-led team successfully completed testing and releases the updated Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) WFv3.1.5 waveform for the U.S. Navy’s software defined Digital Modular Radios (DMR), built by General Dynamics Mission Systems. The new waveform is software that adds the MUOS capability to software-defined DMR radios, and improves secure voice, video and data communications across the MUOS satellite communications (SATCOM) network. The network was recently approved by the U.S. Strategic Command for expanded operational use. DMR is a four-channel radio and the…

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Rockwell Collins to Provide MUOS SATCOM Airborne Radios

September 20, 2018 – Rockwell Collins has been awarded the first long-term contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-capable airborne radios and ancillaries for DoD platforms including fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and ground installations. A five-year agreement through the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sixth-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios begins with a base award of $82.6 million in 2018 with four option years to follow. The contract also includes fifth-generation ARC-210 radios and ancillaries, as well…

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Satlink Installs New Satellite Broadband System on ESPS Cantabria

Satlink, a Spanish engineering company specialized in satellite telecommunications, has installed a new system of broadband satellite telecommunications (Inmarsat Global Xpress) in the Combat Supply Procurement Ship (BAC) Cantabria, of the Spanish Navy. With this new facility, this institution continues to increase its communications and operation capabilities, following the installation of a system with the same characteristics in the Christopher Columbus Frigate. The BAC Cantabria was in charge, during the second quarter of last year, of the operations of the Eunavfor Med Sophia against illegal immigration in the Mediterranean, until…

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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $59.0 Million Strategic Contract from U.S. Navy for Next Generation Satellite Earth Station Equipment

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced April 16th that during its third quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Naval Warfare Systems Command. The first delivery order for $7.9 million was received and related production has commenced immediately. The contract includes five one-year ordering periods. The contract specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modem, SLM-5650B upgrade kits, firmware upgrades and technical support services. The SLM-5650B Satellite Modem…

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Kratos Delivers Virtual Machine-Based Satellite Ground Communications Architecture for Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Kratos RT Logic, delivered a virtual machine software satellite ground communications solution that commands the payload of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) SATCOM satellites. Boeing’s Global SATCOM Configuration Control Element (GSCCE) Evolution program chose Kratos’ virtual solution to replace an older command and control technology. The delivery includes virtual machine software versions of Kratos’ Front End Processor (vFEP) and Gateway (vGTW) systems. The vFEPs and vGTWs are installed and run in Virtual Machines (VMs) on customer supplied classified and…

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Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) becomes first airborne radio to pass ‘Do No Harm’ testing for MUOS SATCOM

Rockwell Collins has carved another place in military communications history by developing the first airborne V/UHF radio that meets the military security requirements for operation with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The testing, known as Do No Harm (DNH), was performed on the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). The sixth generation ARC-210 is the only airborne radio on the market to have completed testing using the most current MUOS waveform. “We’re at the forefront of this new technology…

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Comtech Telecommunications Receives $1.9M to Support USN’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a contract modification that funded $1.9 million under an Engineering Support Services Contract Line Item (CLIN). The authorized funding will be applied to support additional capabilities to the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device installed on ship,…

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