[Via Satellite 01-14-2016] General Dynamics Mission Systems‘ has successfully provided voice and data communications with on-orbit Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites during a recently concluded government test of the MUOS satellite network. The demonstration used the two-channel AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio, and was part of an Army conducted customer test. The radio ran using the terrestrial Soldier Radio Waveform and the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System waveform simultaneously with the MUOS waveform. The demonstration, paired with Navy MUOS operational tests, will help determine if the MUOS waveform is ready for operational use across the services.
Built by Lockheed Martin, the MUOS satellite communications network is the new global communications network for secure, smartphone-like communications for the U.S. Department of Defense and government personnel. The AN/PRC-155 Manpack radio is currently fielded to the U.S. Army, connecting Army personnel to the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) and other local and wide area military communication networks.
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