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 Connecting the Unconnected (45) Satellite is Essential (40) Company News (36) JUPITER System (28) HughesNet (23) HughesON Managed Networks (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) SD-WAN (15) Podcast (11) Emergency Communications (11) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs A Half Century Connecting the WorldJan 25, 2021 The Future of 5GJan 25, 2021 Proof of PerformanceJan 25, 2021 Next-generation Global Satellite System with Mega-constellationsJan 25, 2021 From South Africa to Brazil, Hughes and Yahsat Meet Growing Market DemandsFeb 2, 2021 Related Posts See All Hughes Employees Who’ve Shaped an Industry April 12, 2021 Hughes “Digital Workers” Improve Field Service and Customer Experience March 24, 2021 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for Leadership March 24, 2021 Innovations that Changed the Industry: The Two-Way VSAT February 22, 2021 From South Africa to Brazil, Hughes and Yahsat Meet Growing Market Demands February 02, 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.