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June 2016 Edition
UAV/UAS/RPA/UUV, MILSATCOM TacOps
 
Dispatches
 
Dispatches Part I, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
 
Dispatches Part II, Information & News, by the Editors
Milsat News and Products of Note
Features
 
A Case In Point: NOAA Operation Deep Freeze... The Roles of Inmarsat + AeroVironment, By Todd Jacobs, Project Scientist, NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, + Deputy Superintendent, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
For more than a month, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team endured brutal environmental conditions aboard the iconic US Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Star.
 
A Helping Hand From Space For... First Responders, By Gavan Murphy, Director of Marketing EMEA, Globalstar
Emergency services, security personnel, NGOs, and other first responders who support civil emergency situations can benefit from improved communications through the integration of satellite connectivity with existing terrestrial infrastructure. This article explains why a hybrid technology approach can help improve operational efficiencies, while enhancing safety for both the public and emergency response personnel. 
 
HALE + Hearty... The Correct Application Of Ground Infrastructure Technology, By Rajanik Mark Jayasuriya, Vice President/General Manager, Satellite Networks Business Group (SNG), ST Electronics
The number projected by for the global UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) market by 2024 from analyst firm NSR is 4.1 million. While civil and commercial sectors are contributing to this accelerated growth, by far the largest stimulus is driven by the military and government sectors around the globe. 
 
The HPA Corner: DIUx To Help DoD Reap The Benefits Of Hosted Payloads, By Al Tadros, Vice President, Business Development, SSL
While innovation in the private sector is rampant, the US government has struggled to benefit from emerging technologies and changing ways of doing business.
 
A Honeywell Focus: Networking The Battlespace, By Tom Hart, Vice President, Defence Aftermarket Americas, Defense & Space, Honeywell Aerospace
There is a growing desire to stay connected, no matter where you are. Whether you are an executive answering emails on a business trip, a student checking social media on a smartphone, or a soldier on the battlefield communicating across the theater, the expectation is that there will be a fast, high-bandwidth, and reliable connection available anywhere in the world.
 
GovSat InSights: UAVs Should Enable The NEXGEN Of Firefighting, By Ryan Schradin, Executive Editor, GovSat Report (Sponsor: SES Government Solutions)
In May of this year, approximately 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada were forced to evacuate their homes due to the continued spread of a wildfire that is now burning an area estimated at approximately 1860 square miles—and then there was another was announcement that the same fire had spread into the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.
 
SIGINT Trends For UAVs + Small Aircraft, By John Beckner, Director, Horizon Technologies
When thinking of SIGINT, the USAF RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft program, or its international cousins; primarily, the UK’s Air Seeker program, and for smaller SIGINT aircraft, the USAF MC-12W Project Liberty program based on a KingAir 350ER, all come to mind.
 
A Cobham Focus: Enhanced SATCOM Connectivity, By Andrew Legg, Sales + Business Development, Cobham SATCOM
The launch of the new AVIATOR UAV 200 by Cobham SATCOM has redefined UAV SATCOM connectivity and has also created future possibilities for further improving and enhancing the capabilities of tactical UAVs.
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