Kratos' RT Logic wins SATCOM contract to study and help define resilient ground architecture
SAN DIEGO. RT Logic, a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., received the U.S. Government's Wideband Communications Architecture Study (WCAS) contract to help define the next generation resilient ground architecture for the Department of Defense (DoD).
Kratos was awarded three of the study's primary tasks:
- Defining the overall ground architecture
- Identifying flexible and efficient mechanisms to provide wideband transport including both satellite communications (SATCOM) and ground resources
- Determining the operations management requirements needed to facilitate system control and situational awareness.
DoD requirements are increasingly asking for terminals to be able to "roam" beyond one satellite network to expand SATCOM capacity and resiliency. To achieve this capability, U.S. Government systems must be able to flexibly access commercial and government resources and traverse among a diverse pool of satellites, teleports, and managed systems. Currently, this capability is hindered by the proliferation of managed service networks using proprietary modems and waveform technologies.
To execute this study Kratos, Intelsat General, SES, Inmarsat, Hughes, and OneWeb will work together to achieve the contract's goals.
According to John Monahan, Senior Vice President, Kratos SATCOM products, "The ‘roaming enterprise' approach will increase SATCOM capacity and create a more resilient architecture to anticipate and respond to future attacks."
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