Honeywell Adapts JetWave SATCOM for Military Customers

The new JetWave MCX broadband satellite communication (SATCOM) solution from Honeywell is specifically designed for military and government aircraft used for surveillance, combat, or humanitarian search and rescue operations By / 10 Jun 2021

Honeywell‘s JetWave product family of broadband satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions has a new offering specifically designed for military and government aircraft. 

JetWave MCX expands on earlier JetWave products and features technical improvements specifically intended for military or government aircraft used for surveillance, combat or humanitarian search and rescue operations.

JetWave MCX builds upon the commercial JetWave’s in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities to provide improved situational awareness, secure communications and the capability to connect to various Ka-band SATCOM networks depending on the needs of the mission.

JetWave MCX currently delivers critical technology to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) advanced Airborne Mission Networking (AbMN) secure communications suite, designed to ensure critical mission data is always available to the warfighter whether onboard or in a command center.

SNC has equipped Air Force Special Operations Command’s MC-130J Commando II aircraft with Honeywell’s JetWave MCX as part of the AbMN suite for ongoing system performance evaluation. The AbMN suite improves interoperability between special operations platforms as well as other U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and coalition platforms.

“There are already more than 2,000 JetWave systems being used across business aviation, air transport and defense,” said John Peterson, vice president and general manager, Software and Services, Honeywell Aerospace. 

“With the release of JetWave MCX, we’ve built upon this success and further developed the technology to create a more customized solution that addresses the unique needs of military and defense customers.”

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