Hughes Wins Contract for U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System April 15, 2020 Company News , Interoperability false Next Gen SATCOM upgrades under major program of record will expand operational flexibility and resiliency Hughes announced it has been awarded a Data Link Modernization (DLM) contract by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide advanced satellite communications (SATCOM) systems for the U.S. Army’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under the contract, Hughes will provide both air and ground modems for the U.S. Army Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS platform with ongoing software upgrades to maintain continuous operational resiliency. “We are very excited to support GA-ASI with a modern, cost-effective and open systems architecture with the speed, flexibility and resiliency necessary to meet the next generation of mission requirements for the Army and other DoD users,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense Division at Hughes. “This contract reinforces the commitment of both General Atomics and Hughes to serving the U.S. Army with enhanced communications capabilities for mission-critical unmanned platforms.” This contract follows a previous contract to upgrade communications on the MQ-9B SkyGuardian, a typecertifiable variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Categories See All Satellite is Essential (55) Connecting the Unconnected (53) Company News (42) JUPITER System (33) HughesNet (27) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (17) Podcast (17) Community Wi-Fi (16) Emergency Communications (13) Mobility (13) Interoperability (12) Cellular Backhaul (11) Popular Blogs Saving Space: How Sustainability Standards Can Protect the Industry and Our PlanetAug 16, 2021 Emergency Preparedness with Tony Bardo on FedScoop RadioAug 20, 2021 Seven Hughes Execs to Speak at Much Anticipated SATELLITE 2021 EventAug 23, 2021 Vessels of all Types Use JUPITER System for Land-like Connectivity at SeaAug 25, 2021 Building Dynamic and Secure Networks with James Clevenger on StateScoop RadioAug 31, 2021 Related Posts See All Global Industry Thought Leaders Push for Action to Preserve Space as a Resource October 20, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes Employees July 19, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.