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Weatherproof – or not?

As satellite operators work to show the benefits of their respective frequency bands, one point of contention comes up again and again; performance in bad weather.

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Start With X. Stay With X.

When my old model iPhone started to have battery issues, I knew the time was coming to switch to a better option. While I wasn’t particularly happy about the money I’d need to spend, I couldn’t do without a phone, either. I needed to switch quickly and relatively painlessly. Like most people, I use my…

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Agility in Battle… and Business

When you first encounter a company, one of your initial questions (after what do they do?) is most likely how big are they? Indeed companies are often evaluated not solely by their performance, but by their size.

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Who is Your Veteran?

Nearly all of us have a veteran in our family or circle of friends – we all know someone. Through flags or poppies, flowers or photographs – how many veterans will you be honoring this week?

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Rain and War

The time for battle is approaching. Timing is crucial; if ground is to be gained, strategy must be able to quickly change where necessary. Communication is critical. As the commander looks to the sky, he sees rain is coming – success now looks doubtful as his message may not get through. The year is 1864…

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X-band and HTS: Clearing the Myths

HTS is in the news a lot lately. But as we’ve highlighted in previous posts, it faces several challenges in military applications. In this series, we have outlined ways in which X-band compares to HTS for a military or government user. XTAR is the tried and trusted solution and naturally suited for the military but…

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Serving Government and Military Users

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.

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

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…

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Comms-On-The-Move (COTM)

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…

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X-band and HTS: Exclusivity

XTAR has one customer and one customer only: the military or government user. Why is that important? With a lot of talk recently about HTS, we feel it is important to highlight how we are different, especially from the user’s experience. This post is third in a series of four which examines key ways in…

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