Exclusive: Hughes demonstrates 17Mbps data through Black Hawk rotor blades

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In September, Hughes Defense conducted a demonstration for the US Army of its HeloSat high-data rate communications through the rotor blades of a Black Hawk helicopter.

In an exclusive interview with Armada International, Wayne Marhefka, senior director, Business Development at Hughes announced that during the tests in May, late June and at the end of September 2020, the Hughes system had delivered 17 Mbps on and off a flying Black Hawk.

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