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Outfit UAVs with Mission-critical Connectivity

Protect national security and enable military operators with airborne connectivity aboard remotely piloted aircraft.


Hughes offers a range of airborne connectivity solutions for airplanes, rotary wing aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the latter of which serve a critical role in national security and military operations. As in every airborne military theater, UAVs require reliable and resilient Communications-on-the-Move (COTM). New smaller, Class III UAVs need communications systems with low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) to minimize fuel burn and extend flight duration.

Ideal for Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) missions, the Hughes HM System enables unmanned aircraft to provide a constant and reliable feed of HD video and other critical real-time data, ensuring airborne situational awareness on sorties across the globe.

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With compact, lightweight form factors and durability, HM System modems meet military requirements for situational awareness and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aboard RPAs, including:

  • The “Type-Certifiable” Predator® B (TCPB) RPA system, on which the Hughes solution enables increased data transfer rates and secure communications when operating in challenging environments.
  • Smaller Class III UAVs, on which the HM System delivers the highest operational efficiency for customer-specific requirements around security, SWaP and throughput.

Download the data sheet to learn more about the HM400 Modem for SATCOM on the move.


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