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January 9th, 2019

Hughes Receives SPAWAR Contract for Two Hundred Satellite Terminals

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the recipient of a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic order for more than 200 of the Hughes 9211 Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite terminals.

Placed through Hughes partner Marshall Communications Corporation, the order outfits SSC Atlantic with the world’s smallest and lightest High Data Rate (HDR) terminal, enabling mission-critical military communications that are mobile and easy to deploy.

The 9211 BGAN satellite terminal.
Image is courtesy of Hughes.

Filling a vital requirement for the military, the Hughes 9211 BGAN terminal offers high-speed satellite connectivity in a light-weight and ruggedized device that can deploy quickly and easily in the harshest environments. Delivering high-throughput speeds over 650 kbps., with built-in, multi-user WiFi access, the 9211 BGAN supports multiple team members simultaneously and overcomes Line-of-Sight (LoS) limitations.

With low power consumption, the terminal also includes a built-in compass and audio tone for signal acquisition. To date, Hughes has delivered these terminals to serve military, media correspondence, public safety and mobile health care needs.

Rick Lober, VP and GM of Defense and Intelligence Systems at Hughes, said that for mobile military communications, portability is as essential as reliable connectivity. The Hughes 9211 BGAN comes in a compact, tablet-sized package, providing warfighters a high-speed and reliable communications link in an easy-to-use, low-SWaP system that works in the most demanding situations.