Hughes Showcases Satellite-based Airborne Solutions at Global MilSatCom 2012

 Hughes Showcases Satellite-based Airborne Solutions at Global MilSatCom 2012

Hughes Executive to Discuss BLOS SATCOM and MicroSat Technologies for Fixed
and Rotary Wing Applications

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 20, 2012

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES) will showcase its highly innovative range of satellite-based airborne
communications solutions at the 14^th annual Global MilSatCom Conference and
Exhibition, which will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and
Conference Centre, London from 27-29 November 2012.

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In his keynote speech, Hughes senior director of its Defense and Intelligence
Systems Division (DISD), Daniel Losada, will focus on the importance of
innovation in the growing military airborne market. In particular, he will
look at the latest developments from Hughes in high-throughput
beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) solutions that have applications for fixed and
rotary wing aircraft as defense organizations look to improve their
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. He will also
discuss MicroSat technologies suitable for C2 communications-on-the-move
(COTM) and patrol manpack applications, as well as data extraction terminals
for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions.

WHAT:   "Innovations in SATCOM Technology for Beyond-Line-of-Sight C2
                 and ISR Missions
WHO: Daniel Losada, senior director, DISD, Hughes
WHEN:  Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 11:50
WHERE:    Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, London,
                 UK

"Airborne ISR capabilities are critical to protect national security, keep
warfighters safe and assist in emergency response activities," said Losada.
"Hughes continues to develop advanced capabilities, many of which provide
efficient and cost-effective solutions for our military customers. Our global
networks allow us to work at home and in theater, providing continuous
coverage for our customers."

Hughes solutions are integrated with a robust portfolio of secure managed
services, providing governments with expert, proven support.

"Hughes is especially strong in the area of airborne communications," added
Losada. "We have integrated with a number of antenna systems developers,
enabling deployment of high-throughput SATCOM systems across a range of manned
and unmanned airborne platforms. We have also undertaken a number of waveform
implementations for more challenging applications such as rotary wing. Other
specialized waveforms have been developed to meet the need for ultra-small
apertures. As a result, less power and decreased weight have enabled bandwidth
efficient, interoperable tactical systems to be deployed in theater." 

Hughes will also exhibit its diverse range of tactical COTM high-bandwidth
solutions for worldwide deployment. At a time of continuing budgetary
constraints, the company's solutions support the vital mission requirements of
land-mobile, maritime and airborne network-centric communications, while
reducing operational costs through initiatives such as bandwidth optimisation.

Global MilSatCom is the largest event of its type in Europe and will include a
wide range of military leaders addressing the attendees. For more information,
please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of
satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network
technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments
globally. HughesNet^® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the
marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped
more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing
over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by
TIA, ETSI and ITU organisations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes
operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite
operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes,
please visit www.hughes.com.

©2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered
trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Website: http://www.hughes.com
Contact: Erin Studer, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7216,
erin.studer@hughes.com; Mary Alice Johnson, ConnellyWorks, Inc.,
+1-571-323-2585, ext. 2140, maryalice@connellyworks.com
 
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