DRS Technologies Receives First Certification to Operate Mobile X-Band
Communications Terminals over Wideband Global SATCOM
ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DRS Technologies, Inc., a
Finmeccanica Company, announced today that it has received certification for
its mobile X46-V Communications On-the-Move Terminal to operate on U.S.
Department of Defense high-capacity communication satellites. The
certification will allow users of these mobile terminals to connect to the
U.S. military's Global Information Grid, giving warfighters greater
flexibility and global support.
DRS received the first X-Band On-the-Move certification by the Department of
Defense's Joint SATCOM Engineering Center and the Army Strategic Command for
its mobile X-Band system.The certification enables access to the Wideband
Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite constellation, allowing users a direct
connection to voice, data and video capabilities for collecting, processing,
storing, disseminating and managing information.
The X46-V is mission ready in a deployable package and has completed
MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-810 certification.
Utilizing U.S. government wideband communications satellites, DRS's X46-V
allows a data transfer rate of up to 6Mbps. The system also operates on Ku and
Ka bands, giving users additional flexibility to access both commercial and
military satellite constellations.
"Having terminals that are certified for both WGS and commercial satellites
maximizes the warfighters' ability to connect to the Global Information Grid,"
said Logen Thiran, President of DRS's Intelligence, Communication and Avionics
Solutions business unit.
"The X46-V is a force enabler providing greater situational awareness and
command and control; while reducing organizational and operational support,"
Certification of DRS's X46-V Communications On-the-Move Terminal can also
assist the military forces of Australia, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
New Zealand and Denmark that also have access to the WGS satellite
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and
support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors
worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA
(FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.
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