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Honeywell to install SATCOM on Australian UAV

2nd June 2021 - 03:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Carbonix plans to install a small Honeywell SATCOM device on its Domani UAV. (Honeywell)

Honeywell is to gain a first Asia-Pacific customer for its smallest SATCOM solution.

Under an MoU signed between Honeywell and Australian UAV maker Carbonix, the latter will install a SATCOM solution on its fixed-wing UAV platform.

The MoU was announced at Land Forces 2021, and it is significant since this is the first time an Asia-Pacific customer has decided to install Honeywell’s smallest and lightest SATCOM on a UAV.

Honeywell’s solution, imaginatively called the Small UAV SATCOM, offers beyond-visual line-of-sight control, communication and real-time video streaming through Inmarsat’s satellite network.

Honeywell claims that its SATCOM device is 30% smaller than competitors’ equivalents, making it more amenable to installation on UAVs. Indeed, it weighs just …

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