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Hughes Selected by NAVAIR to Support U.S. Coast Guard Airborne Communications for ISR, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Missions


Mission-Driven Solution Combines Beyond-Line-of-Sight Expertise with Technology Integration Support

Germantown, MD, November 05, 2018Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it was selected by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard.  Under the agreement, Hughes, supporting through its partner, ADS, Inc., will integrate communications systems in support of the Coast Guard’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) missions requiring airborne Communications-on-the-Move (COTM).

“Hughes was well-positioned for this requirement to provide comprehensive engineering expertise for integrating a satellite technology and service solution that will enhance the Coast Guard’s diverse operational capabilities,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes. “The Coast Guard often operates in extremely challenging environments which require robust communications solutions. We value being a trusted partner for their global missions.”  

Hughes will provide SATCOM integration for the missionized C-27J aircraft which will connect mobile units across a wide geographic area including over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. The broad operational regions require proven Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) system integration expertise to coordinate hardware functions on the C-27J aircraft including antennae, modem, engineering services and technical training.

For this contract, Hughes will deliver cost-effective mobility solutions that will provide multi-mission support including drug interdictions, border control enforcement and search and rescue efforts (SAR) for the agency.

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