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Hughes Advanced TDMA Waveform Tested in Talisman Sabre Exercises by Australian Defence Force


November 30, 2015

 Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) has partnered with the Australia Defence Force (ADF) and the United States Military at Talisman Sabre 2015 to test its advanced TDMA waveform technology. The Australian Defence Force used the Hughes HX System with advanced waveform technology during the exercises to deliver higher performance satellite connectivity than ever before and will also deploy it in future military exercises.

"Hughes provided direct support to Army for the conduct of the US and Australian bilateral Exercise Talisman Sabre during the period Mar - Jul 2015,” said Colonel Shaun Love, Director Land Network Integration, ADF. “Australia is still maturing its understanding of deployed TDMA Satellite Operations, and the support from Hughes was fundamental to both the successful outcome of the exercise, and educating Army on planning and executing operations utilising TDMA waveforms. Hughes provided Field Service Representatives to both the Barracks and Field COMMEX supporting exercise work up, engineering, and ultimately informing the SATCOM architecture deployed by the combined US and Australian Division."

Talisman Sabre 2015 was the sixth biannual joint training exercise with the Australia Defence Force and the United States Military. 30,000 Australian and American forces participated in these exercises, which are the largest of the year for the Australia Defence Force. Hughes DISD spent a year participating in trials leading up to them. 

“Advanced TDMA waveform technology is critical for efficient global military satellite communications,” said Dan Losada, senior director at Hughes DISD. “Hughes is pleased to see the Australian Defence Force experience stronger battlefield communications with our advanced satellite waveform technology, and we look forward to continuing to support the Australian Army in the future.”