Hughes Wins Contract for U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System April 15, 2020 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 (2) Satellite Networking (2) Technology (1) Employee Training (1) Popular Blogs Looking for a Clear Path to Better Network Performance, Increased Security and Reduced Costs?Aug 25, 2020 Satellite Delivers Essential Connectivity to Students and Teachers Around the WorldSep 10, 2020 How ML and AI Help Optimize Network ManagementSep 22, 2020 Hughes Helps Accelerate Rural Connectivity Across ColombiaSep 24, 2020 The Simple Solution for Digital InclusionSep 29, 2020 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. 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.