Hughes awarded extension contract for U.S. Air Force satellite study

Hughes Network Systems announced it was awarded an extension
contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its current study of
commercial communications satellite (COCOMSAT) systems capabilities.



The extension calls for analyzing enterprise trade-offs
between modems and teleports, satellite communication payloads, terminal
constraints, performance, and operations and mission planning, with the results
to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Command Center’s
Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate in early 2012.


“Hughes is proud to extend its analysis of
commercial satellite architectures and acquisition approaches for the U.S.
military,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Defense
and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes.



“The team has made great strides examining
requirements and testing processing architectures, such as those found on
Hughes SPACEWAY 3 and Jupiter satellites.  We look forward to helping the
DoD determine how to best meet the needs of our warfighters, especially in
light of our austere budget environment,” Lobber added.



Hughes Network Systems recently announcedthat it made its first shipment of advanced Ka-band gateway equipment and
satellite terminals to Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat),
based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.



The shipment of four system gateways, Network Control
Center (NCC), and initial order of Ka-band terminals will be used by Yahsat to
provide its “YahClick” next-generation, high-speed satellite Internet



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