The U.S. Air Force needed back-packable communications systems that can receive important information broadcast over satellite communications (SATCOM) channels to deployed military forces worldwide. They found their solution from AQYR Technologies Inc. in Hollis, N.H.
Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., announced a $100 million contract to AQYR Technologies for AN/PRS-12 Global Broadcast Service (GBS) rucksack portable receive suites for U.S. military forces.
AQYR Technologies officials say the indefinite-delivery/indefinite- quantity production contract includes the company's AN/PRS-12 GPS rucksack receivers and AN/PRS-11 suitcase portable receivers. Both systems are rugged portable Ka-band SATCOM receivers that one person can deploy and operate. The AN/PRS-12 weighs less than 20 pounds, and the AN/PRS-11 weighs less than 32 pounds. Satellite acquisition time is three minutes due to AQYR's patented auto-acquisition capability.
The systems provide access to video and imagery from unmanned aircraft; weather, terrain, geospatial and mapping information; forward looking infrared (FLIR) imagery; as well as streaming video, Web content, and other large files.
The AN/PRS-12 rucksack receiver and AN/PRS-11 suitcase receiver have GBS broadcast reception capability as fast as 45 megabits per second UHF Follow-On and Wideband Global SATCOM transponders. It integrates with all High-Assurance IP Encryption (HAIPE) devices to support single- and dual-security enclaves from secret up to top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) classification. The system operates continuously for more than eight hours on one BA-2590 battery.
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