Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) has been awarded a $13.4 million engineering services contract from the U.S. Army for continued support of a variant of the Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Terminal Tactical (SMART-T) satellite communication (SATCOM) system that is used by international partners.
Under the contract, RI&S will provide integrated logistics support including technical manual updates, and engineering and technical services.
RI&S claims that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) SMART-T supports field commanders with jam-resistant, multi-channel communications that have a low probability of detection with quick set-up and teardown.
A typical SMART-T application provides range extension of the mobile subscriber equipment to units Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS), allowing communications support of widely dispersed forces.
“We are committed to advancing the next generation of protected communications to support our nation’s military with robust and protected AEHF terminals to ensure the right people get the right information at the right time,” said Denis Donohue, vice president, Communications and Airspace Management Systems, RI&S.
“We are the sole provider of protected AEHF terminals with more than 500 systems in the field. These critical capabilities will support the Army and our international partners for many years to come.”
Work will be performed in Aberdeen, Maryland; Largo, Florida and Marlborough, Massachusetts.