The U.S. Space Force and the U.K. defense ministry have carried out a demonstration of the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) over the U.K. government’s Skynet satellite system, the Air Force reported Friday.
The July 13 demonstration conducted using a multiband test terminal as part of the Protected Anti-jam Tactical SATCOM program showcased PTW’s anti-jam capability and data rates.
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Development Corps oversees on behalf of the Space Force the PATS program, which seeks to provide anti-jam capability to the U.S. and international partner countries using PTW over multiple satellite platforms.
The Space Force is collaborating with other international allies to look for opportunities to integrate national satellite communications capabilities with PATS. The U.K. defense ministry’s Skynet delivers strategic communications services to the British armed forces and NATO troops involved in coalition tasks.