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Boeing: Government signal transits commercial sat

Sep. 19, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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For the first time, a protected, frequency-hopping U.S. government signal has been sent through a commercial satellite, according to Boeing.

In a July demonstration, Boeing “used the government’s protected tactical waveform to securely transmit information over ViaSat-1, illustrating how the DoD could add anti-jam bandwidth very cost-effectively,” according to a company press release.

The government signal is compatible with industry standards and multiple frequency bands.

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