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Hughes Gets USAF Satcom Mgmt Tech Prototyping Contract; Rick Lober Quoted

Jeff Brody

Hughes Network Systems will develop and demonstrate a technology intended to manage satellite communications under a $2.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.

The company said Monday it will create the Enterprise Management and Control system prototype with the firm’s Flexible Modem Interface to support interoperability between satcom networks.

The EM&C platform will employ artificial intelligence-based prototypes of the FMI and Mission Management System to form a hybrid architecture designed for both commercial and military networks.

Hughes added it aims to demonstrate an approach to plan satcom terminal roaming via automated processes. According to the company, the approach would allow satcom terminals to self-recover and continue connectivity in the event of a service disruption.

Rick Lober

“This contract is another step forward as DoD continues making rapid progress in building high resilience and interoperability across their communications networks,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes’ defense and intelligence systems division.

“Warfighters can no longer rely on single-threaded systems in contested environments, which is why it is critical the Space Enterprise Vision becomes reality as quickly as possible.”

SMC will fund the prototyping effort via the Space Enterprise Consortium.

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