Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
Honeywell to install SATCOM on Australian UAV
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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