XTAR Selected To Provide Connectivity To U.S. Navy UAS Program

XTAR, LLC has announced that it has been selected once again by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to supply X-band satellite bandwidth for the MQ-4C Triton UAS.  The blanket purchase agreement has a ceiling of $9.8 million and consists of a one-year base with four one-year options.

The MQ-4C Triton is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed under the Navy’s Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems program. Designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Navy, the MQ-4C is intended to provide real-time intelligence and reconnaissance in a maritime environment. Triton’s communications payload is built to specifically leverage X-band and military Ka-band frequencies.

“XTAR’s space segment is naturally suited for this type of application,” explains Philip Harlow, President & COO at XTAR. “X-band service on-demand provides the U.S. Navy with the flexibility they need and the reliability they require while remaining extremely cost effective.”

“Commercial satellite service fills a mission-critical connectivity requirement needed for the development of Triton’s next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability,” states Lieutenant Commander Franklin Huebel of NAVAIR.

X-band services will continue to be provided to the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland on the XTAR-LANT North America spot beam.

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