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U.S. Taps Hughes’ Airborne Solution for ISR Activites

The technology has the capability to transfer video, audio and data in real-time.

The U.S. government has selected Hughes Network Systems LLC’s—a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services—airborne solution for satellite communications that relay airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

Hughes’ airborne solution has the capability to transfer video, audio and data in real-time and it offers the most bandwidth efficient airborne solutions in the marketplace, providing ISR customers significant savings in operational requirements, said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the company’s Defense and Intelligence Systems Division.

The Hughes airborne solution employs the advanced HX System, including the HX satellite Gateway, HX 200 satellite router and Expert Network Management System (ExpertNMS), Lober says. In addition, ExpertNMS provides superior usability, featuring a highly intuitive and interactive interface with advanced diagnostics and network monitoring capabilities to optimize performance.