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Cubic, Boeing Supply Wideband Satcom System for US Navy

By | April 17, 2019
The Gatr 2.4m inflatable satellite antenna system. Photo: Cubic.

The Gatr 2.4m inflatable satellite antenna system. Photo: Cubic

Cubic revealed that its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division has been awarded a contract by Boeing to supply its wideband satellite communications modem system and Line-of-Sight (LOS) Common Data Link (CDL) system for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.

The MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy‘s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is designed to provide a much-needed refueling capability. The contract supports Boeing’s engineering and manufacturing development program to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the U.S. Navy for initial operational capability by 2024.

“The MQ-25 program is vital because it will help the U.S. Navy extend the range of the carrier air wing, and Boeing and our industry team is all-in on delivering this capability,” said Dave Bujold, Boeing’s MQ-25 program director. “The work we’re doing is also foundational for the future of Boeing – where we’re building autonomous systems from seabed to space.”