Boeing demonstrates ground-based anti-jam SATCOM technology

April 5, 2022
U.S. Space Force is employing development and prototyping on this pathfinder program to accelerate delivery to the warfighter with an eye on commercial uses in the future.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., - The Boeing Company in Chicago have announced that they have successfully demonstrated its integrated Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) software working in sync with a partner's terminal.

PTES is the ground-based anti-jam capability the U.S. Space Force is developing within the Protected Anti-Jam Tactical SATCOM (PATS) portfolio. Boeing is also developing a spaced-based PTW hub, the Protected Tactical SATCOM Prototype (PTS-P).

PTES provides ground-based Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) processing, which enables secure operations and protected communications coverage over Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites – and eventually on commercial satellites – without spacecraft modification. PTW, the U.S. military’s jam resistant waveform, provides security features for data protection.

The system mitigates interference and adversarial jamming for high-data-rate satellite communications in contested environments, which provides resiliency and enabling missions in otherwise denied areas.

“This incremental system demonstration provides valuable feedback from Space Force operators and other members of the user community, reducing development and integration risk, while ensuring system capabilities are adaptable to change,” said Troy Dawson, Boeing’s vice president of Government Satellite Systems. “We’re committed to the Space Force’s mission to rapidly develop and deploy technology at operationally-relevant speed. Our PTES program demonstrates how stakeholder collaboration and agile development enable continued advancements to meet the evolving threats on the battlefield.”

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