Mitigating Space Threats is a Hot Topic at the 36th Annual Space Symposium September 24, 2021 Broadband , Government Solutions , Innovations , SATCOM , Security , Network Management false “Satellites are so crucial that attacking them could be seen as an act of war,” wrote Niall Firth in the MIT Technology Review in 2019. Understandably, this was a hot topic at the 36th Space Symposium held recently in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Symposium brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address, plan for—and protect—the future of space. Rick Lober, vice president of Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems Division attended and shared his insights following the event. “All of the threats, such as jamming, space weapons, or even ground-based lasers aimed at imaging satellites, point to a larger issue, especially for the military. In the modern battlespace, threats to communication are threats to mission success,” explained Mr. Lober. With expert satellite engineering, Hughes develops solutions to connect warfighters, vehicles and nodes across theaters, transport types and providers without interruption, mitigating threats both man-made and natural. “Our interoperable networks are designed with intelligence built in. They break down longstanding silos, make operations smarter, and overcome obstacles to communication automatically,” Mr. Lober said. For example, innovative Hughes technologies now make it possible to maintain connectivity between rotary blades and in geographically isolated and austere locations. They enable networks to tap into multiple transports, switching between geostationary, medium and low earth orbit satellites, to meet user needs, especially those on-the-move—like warfighters. Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities help terminals detect anomalies and make educated decisions based on what’s happening in real-time. And Hughes airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) modems enable low probability of detection to help thwart threats like jamming scenarios. “These Hughes solutions are engineered to create more resilient and future-proof networks to support access to information from anywhere in the world—no matter where the mission leads or what the adversaries have planned,” Mr. Lober said. Categories See All Government Solutions (20) Broadband (19) Innovations (16) SATCOM (15) Network Management (14) SD-WAN (10) Podcast (8) Security (8) Emergency Communications (8) Airborne Connectivity (7) HeloSat (3) Popular Blogs Five Turning Points in Government Telecom HistoryJul 28, 2021 Call of the Wild: Connecting Park Systems with Managed BroadbandAug 19, 2021 Emergency Preparedness with Tony Bardo on FedScoop RadioAug 20, 2021 5 Tips to Future Proof Your NetworkAug 26, 2021 Building Dynamic and Secure Networks with James Clevenger on StateScoop RadioAug 31, 2021 Related Posts See All Network Resiliency in the Hybrid Workplace with Tony Bardo on FedScoop Radio October 04, 2021 At NASTD Event, “State of the State” Session Explores CIO Priorities and Perspectives September 29, 2021 Building Dynamic and Secure Networks with James Clevenger on StateScoop Radio August 31, 2021 5 Tips to Future Proof Your Network August 26, 2021 Call of the Wild: Connecting Park Systems with Managed Broadband August 19, 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.