Patria to supply CANDL terminals to Airbus
Patria has received a contract to deliver a series of Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) terminals and high power amplifiers to Airbus Defence and Space, the company announced on 29 August.
CANDL provides a single data link solution for communications requiring high reliability and networking of several assets, such as UAS. It provides 8Mbps data rate with additional safety features for command and control, dynamic networking communication, motion video and digital voice capability all integrated in one software-defined radio-based, compact, airworthy terminal.
CANDL enables long range line-of-sight, air-to-air, and air-to-ground networking and relay for beyond line-of-sight capability. The terminals’ operating frequency range covers feasible bands for both military and civil UAS applications. Networking and range performance can be extended with the optional external high power amplifier module.
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