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Hughes Provides Airborne Solution for U.S. Government


Nov. 7, 2011


Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communications for an airborne solution to be utilized by a U.S. government agency for in-flight intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), including air segment, ground segment, and network management services.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for the U.S. government," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "Our HX System is ideal for airborne systems as it has the capability to transfer video, audio, and data in real-time. The HX System offers the most bandwidth efficient airborne solutions in the marketplace, providing our ISR customers significant savings in their operational requirements."


The Hughes airborne solution employs the advanced HX System, including the HX satellite Gateway, HX 200 satellite router and Expert Network Management System (ExpertNMS). ExpertNMS provides superior usability, featuring a highly intuitive and interactive interface with advanced diagnostics and network monitoring capabilities to optimize performance.