XTAR is leading the Navy’s charge to shrink antenna size drastically so that Triton can operate on resilient X-band frequencies. The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton’s communications payload is built to leverage X-band military frequencies. Read about it in the December issue of Signal Magazine.
On November 8, coincident with the Global MilSatCom Conference in London, Philip Harlow, President and COO of XTAR, was interviewed by Peter Warren on the radio show PassW0rd where they discussed contested space, militarization of satellites and orbital debris.
You can listen to the interview here where Philip Harlow discusses the many types of risks to satellites in orbit along with examples of recent events. Typically, the “militarization of space” brings to mind complex weapons taking aim to destroy a satellite. But the actions that could cripple, disable, or worse still hack or spoof a satellite, are far more nuanced, as explained in this piece.
The entire broadcast can be found here.
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In the latest issue of Global Military Communications Magazine Philip Harlow, President and COO of XTAR, explains how the military network requirements have changed in recent years in the face of increasingly hostile threats, and what this means for commercial satcom entities.
Ball Aerospace and XTAR support USAF TENCAP SATCOM Demonstration
Boulder, Co. /Herndon, Va., July 26, 2016 – Ball Aerospace collaborated with XTAR LLC to successfully demonstrate high-throughput service using Ball’s industry-leading AIRLINK® X-1 antenna configured for the C130 hatch. The demonstration took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground. [Read more…]
Partnership will allow Primetech to provide a dedicated, secure government and military frequency to UK emergency service, government and other clients.
Primetech (UK), a leading pioneer of advanced communications solutions for emergency services, government departments, businesses and armed forces, today announces its partnership with XTAR, a US-based commercial X-band satellite operator, to enable end-to-end secure, SATCOM-based mobile communications services for government, emergency service, police, security and military customers. [Read more…]
We’ve listened to government airborne users who told us that their needs fall outside the scope of full time service (too expensive!) but could never be met by traditional metered service providers (not flexible!).
XTAR and Satcom Direct, a leader in providing connectivity for airborne users for years, have forged a partnership to proactively meet this gap. We have introduced a new on-demand and minutes based service for aircraft transmitting at rates up to 12 Mbps. [Read more…]
XTAR is in the early stages of planning the replacement satellites for its next generation constellation. The operator’s two spacecraft, XTAR Eur at 29 degrees east and XTAR Lant at 30 degrees west, are now 10 and 11 years old, respectively. As these satellites start nearing their nominal end of life, XTAR is evaluating technology that will not only improve the fleet, but potentially globalize it as well. [Read more…]
EMC Using X-band for Airborne Terminal Application
XTAR, LLC renewed a long-term contract to supply EMC with high-throughput X-band to disadvantaged airborne terminals.
EMC is a leading provider of communications and content services for remote locations around the world. As part of the contract, XTAR will continue to provide space segment to Airborne intelligence, surveillance and recognizance (ISR) platforms involved in border surveillance missions. [Read more…]
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