Hughes Ready to Deploy ‘Lifesaving’ HeloSat Solution for Military Helicopters

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This summer, Hughes Network Systems has conducted two tests of its HeloSat satellite communications system, and the company’s Defense Senior Director Wayne Marhefka tells Via Satellite these tests show the system is a production-ready, validated capability that will fill a need in helicopter communications. 

“Hughes is really in the forefront of offering this system,” he said. “We’re the only ones that have truly flown on a Black Hawk helicopter with a certified system that was getting the data rates that end users are looking for.”


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