Raytheon fields first advanced HF satellite communications terminals to tactical units
Raytheon fielded the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Secure Mobile Anti-jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) satellite communications solution to the U.S. armed services.
The Raytheon AEHF SMART-T increases the data rate of existing SMART-T systems by a factor of four.
Raytheon will field 364 AEHF SMART-T terminals to the U.S. armed services. An additional 19 systems will be fielded in Canada and seven in the Netherlands through 2015.
The AEHF SMART-T upgrade incorporates Raytheon’s eXtended Data Rate (XDR) waveform hardware and software modifications, a technological breakthrough in protected communications. The new XDR waveform provides users with increased bandwidth and speed, enabling tactical military communications such as real-time video, battlefield mapping and targeting data.