Honeywell has successfully demonstrated how JetWave MCX improves connectivity and mission effectiveness for the modern warfighter when coupled with anti-jamming technology.

The demonstration took place via flights on Honeywell’s Boeing 757 testbed in a remote area of Alaska during Northern Edge 2023, where more than 150 military aircraft gathered in May for one of the U.S. military’s largest training exercises.

During Northern Edge, the U.S. Air Force and Space Force tested their new Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) technology with modems that L3Harris developed for both airborne and ground applications.

The demonstration flights showed how L3Harris’s PTW modem, called Half ATR Airborne Modem – Resilient (HAAM-R), worked with Honeywell’s JetWave MCX satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal to provide warfighters with secure wideband anti-jam capabilities. During Northern Edge, tactical communications were enabled in denied, degraded and contested environments.

Military satcom solution

“We live in an era where having seamless and uninterrupted connectivity is an absolute necessity. Honeywell’s JetWave MCX and L3Harris’ HAAM-R both embody the combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept by demonstrating how a military aircraft can access the high-grade SATCOM network during multinational and multi-domain operations,” said Matt Milas, president, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace.

“The results of losing SATCOM access during a military mission could be disastrous. To maintain the safety and security of any mission, it is extremely important the SATCOM solution can quickly move to an alternate network when facing interruptions, so that the aircraft remains connected to the command base. This is the value Honeywell’s JetWave MCX system provides.”

JetWave MCX meets the needs of military operators for secure, high-speed and resilient beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) communications. JetWave MCX is network-agnostic and can operate equally well on military or commercial Ka-band SATCOM networks such as Inmarsat and SES. JetWave MCX is also certified to operate on the Wideband Global Satcom network.
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