Hughes Network Systems has received $3.5 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard on its HC-27J aircraft, the company announced on Monday.
“This new opportunity reflects the trust we have built among our partners and NAVAIR in providing wideband BLoS SATCOM integration and engineering support for the Coast Guard’s aircraft,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes.
Under the contract, Hughes will integrate Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) systems to strengthen the Coast Guard’s missions requiring airborne Communications-on-the-Move (COTM), including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR).
Hughes will also provide modernization efforts from technology providers CPI Radant and GETSAT Ltd. for installation on HC-27J aircraft, including antennas, modems, and radomes. Additionally, the company will include engineering services and technical training for testing and operations.
Part of the Coast Guard’s medium-range surveillance aircraft fleet, the HC-27J performs numerous maritime missions in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean.
“We look forward to continuing to enhance the U.S. Coast Guard’s airborne capabilities in support of their reconnaissance, humanitarian and disaster relief missions,” added Lober.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.4 million residential and business customers across North and South America.
For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies.