In the March/April 2017 issue of Government Military Communications Magazine, XTAR President and COO, Philip Harlow discusses XTAR’s exclusive focus on serving government and military users with X-band. Read the interview.
Company to supply X-band satellite services for the continued testing of the MQ-4C Triton UAS
XTAR 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. [Read more…]
In today’s military and political environment, Comms-On-The-Move (COTM) is more important than ever before—the ability to maintain solid communications while moving across wide geographical areas is a large determinant of mission success—or failure. In the April edition of MilsatMagazine, XTAR’s Jim Chambers outlines the critical requirements decision makers need to keep in mind when reviewing trusted technologies and understanding newer claims.
Successful organizations focus on the needs of their customer. This should be true especially when your customer includes the special forces. Communications is a vital piece of equipment, determining mission success or failure. Philip Harlow, President and COO of XTAR, explains the necessity in understanding and meeting the unique communication needs of the special forces user in the January/February issue of Global Military Communications.
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…]