Hughes Network Systems LLC announced that U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic ordered over 200 of the Hughes 9211 Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite terminals. Placed through Hughes partner Marshall Communications Corp., the order outfits SSC Atlantic with the world's smallest and lightest High Data Rate (HDR) terminal, enabling mission-critical military communications that are mobile and easy to deploy.
"For mobile military communications, portability is as essential as reliable connectivity," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems at Hughes. "Our Hughes 9211 BGAN comes in a compact, tablet-sized package, providing warfighters a high speed and reliable communications link in an easy-to-use, low-SWaP system that works in the most demanding situations. We look forward to working with Marshall Communications Corporation and SSC Atlantic to supply this world-class terminal for their global operations."
Filling a vital requirement for the military, the Hughes 9211 BGAN terminal offers high-speed satellite connectivity in a lightweight and ruggedized device that can deploy quickly and easily in the harshest environments. Delivering high-throughput speeds over 650 kbps with built-in, multi-user Wi-Fi access, the 9211 BGAN supports multiple team members simultaneously and overcomes Line-of-Sight (LoS) limitations.
With low power consumption, the terminal also includes a built-in compass and audio tone for signal acquisition. To date, Hughes has delivered these terminals to serve military, media correspondence, public safety and mobile health care needs.