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Hughes awarded SATCOM R&D contract

25th July 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Hughes Network Systems has been awarded an $11.8 million military satellite communications (SATCOM) research and development contract by the US Army, the company announced on 24 July.

As part of work to fill a requirement for improved resiliency and interoperability among SATCOM systems for military communications, Hughes will demonstrate a new, end-to-end Narrowband SATCOM Architecture (NBSA) incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence features.

The features are designed to improve three critical areas: network management, automated control and system interoperability.

Rajeev Gopal, vice president, advanced programs at Hughes, said: ‘This project exemplifies the shared commitment by the US Army and Hughes to modernise and enhance network interoperability cost-effectively by using every available tool – including leading-edge software-based AI and ML technologies.’

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