October 2014 Edition
COTS + Open MILSATCOM Themes
Euroconsult Analysis: Future MILSATCOM Requirements The Difficulty of Planning for the Unpredictable, By Brent Prokosh, Consultant, Euroconsultt
Recent developments in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have, once again, demonstrated the fragility of peace in certain regions of the world, as well as the startling speed at which conflict situations can arise, forcing international and regional military powers alike to react.
New SATCOM Design Feature Sets For Next Generation Products, By Karl Fuchs, Senior Contributor
When at tradeshows or other industry events, we are often asked, “What are you working on these days?” Of course, the question actually is, “What will the next generation of satellite router look like and what feature sets will it have?”
The HPA Corner: Hosted Payloads, Ready and Able, By Diana Ball, Senior Manager, Communications, Boeing Network & Space Systems
The recent award of the Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract sends a strong signal to industry that the United States Air Force is not only interested in exploring the use of commercially hosted payloads for government applications, but has backed it by allocating nearly $500M to provide a faster path to fulfill the U.S. Government’s need.
Mission-critical communications demand satellite connectivity, By Ali Zarkesh, Product Development Director, Vislink
The face of modern surveillance has changed dramatically in recent years. Today’s defence officials expect a constant stream of information live from the scene as it unfolds, and they rely on a combination of video, audio, and data to provide the necessary input for making critical decisions.
The Critical Comms Challenges of The Multi-national Counter-piracy Coalition: A KVH Case In Point, The havoc caused by modern-day piracy continues to inflict a very high cost on the global economy.
Resolving global threats such as piracy and terrorism requires nations to work together to advance a coordinated strategy. These multinational operations present a unique set of challenges particularly in communication and coordination.