GA-ASI demos UAS communications pod
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has successfully demonstrated the ability of its Network Centric Communications Pod’s (NCCP) to provide a robust communications data link. The demo took place at an exercise held at the US Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California, the company announced on 27 September.
During the demo, the NCCP successfully provided a robust communications data link between a company-owned Predator B Block 5 UAS and USMC ground and air forces.
The pod provided adaptive networking wideband waveform (ANW2) retransmissions and tactical targeting network technology availability. At the same time, it provided C-band remote operational video enhanced receiver full-motion video to users in the field equipped with a range of advanced and basic communications systems.
By expanding the communications networks, air and ground users benefitted from enhanced situational awareness and an improved ability to share information around the battlefield.
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