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L-3 Linkabit's Network-Centric Waveform Modem Demonstrates Versatility During Successful Canadian Army-nave WGS-3 Satellite Interoperability Test

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L-3 Linkabit
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For Immediate Release

L-3 Linkabit’s Network-Centric Waveform Modem Demonstrates Versatility During Successful Canadian Army-Navy WGS-3 Satellite Interoperability Test

SAN DIEGO, December 18, 2014 – L-3 Linkabit, developers of the highly advanced Network-Centric Waveform (NCW) currently in use by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Network On-The-Move (NOTM) system, announced today that it successfully completed a bi-service (Army-Navy) multi-terminal, multi-band, multi-beam NCW network Over-The-Air (OTA) test using the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) satellite. The test included use of L-3’s RMPM-1000 modem to dynamically create a fully meshed network solution incorporating multiple SATCOM On-The-Move (SOTM) vehicles and a heterogeneous array of ground terminals, in combination with a Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) maritime terminal.

Working in support of the Canadian Communications Research Centre (CRC) and the RCN, the RMPM-1000 was used to establish network connectivity between a 9.1-meter X-Band terminal, a 3.9-meter multi-band terminal, a 2.2-meter X-Band Shipborne Communications Terminal (SCOT), and two sub 1-meter Ka-Band SOTM terminals.

As part of network connectivity testing, the two small-aperture SOTM Ka-Band units, each utilizing L-3’s RMPM-1000 modem, were able to connect using either the ground or maritime hubs. Network connectivity was dynamically maintained under both planned and unplanned hand-over conditions.

“We are very pleased that our NCW-based terminals and the RMPM-1000 modem provided excellent performance during this important test,” said Elissa Seidenglanz, president of L-3 Linkabit. “The RMPM-1000 modem was developed and optimized for use over WGS and is proving to utilize the satellite’s specialized features in a highly efficient and user-friendly manner.”

L-3 Linkabit provides turn-key SATCOM On-The-Move (SOTM) solutions that enable mobile and halted forces to collaborate, access Global Information Grid (GIG) resources, and exchange voice, data and video in a tactical environment. L-3 Linkabit developed the MPM-1000 modem product family, which, when combined with an antenna and tracking system, provides an off-the-shelf SOTM solution for both military and commercial applications. To learn more about L-3 Linkabit, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/Linkabit.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 (revised) sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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Posted 2014-12-18
Last Modified 2014-12-18 12:07