(03 Jun 2021) Honeywell has expanded its JetWave product family of broadband satcom solutions with JetWave MCX, a new solution featuring technical improvements specifically designed for military and governmental aircraft.
JetWave MCX will provide improved situational awareness throughout an airborne mission, secure communications and the capability to connect to various Ka-band satcom networks depending on the needs of the mission.
It is specifically designed for military or government aircraft used for surveillance, combat or humanitarian missions like search and rescue operations.
“In the past, when the warfighter’s mission has required high-bandwidth connectivity, their choices were limited to proprietary hardware terminals that connect to a vendor-locked network,” said Steven Williams, vice president, Defense Americas, Honeywell Aerospace. “JetWave MCX provides operators with broadband, multi-network capability and resiliency that ensures the warfighter has high-speed connectivity available anytime around the globe.”
JetWave MCX currently delivers critical technology to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) advanced Airborne Mission Networking (AbMN) secure communications suite.
SNC has equipped Air Force Special Operations Command’s MC-130J Commando II aircraft with Honeywell’s JetWave MCX as part of the AbMN suite for ongoing system performance evaluation. The AbMN suite improves interoperability between special operations platforms as well as other U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and coalition platforms.
“There are already more than 2,000 JetWave systems being used across business aviation, air transport and defense,” said John Peterson, vice president and general manager, Software and Services, Honeywell Aerospace. “With the release of JetWave MCX, we’ve built upon this success and further developed the technology to create a more customized solution that addresses the unique needs of military and defense customers.”