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Canada Completes Test of US-Owned Joint Warfighter SATCOM System
The U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command has announced that Canada is the first partner nation to access an ultra-high-frequency satellite communications system for connecting joint warfighters worldwide through adverse environmental conditions.
Under the Tactical Narrowband SATCOM – Geosynchronous project, Canada’s Department of National Defense conducted voice and data communications with MUOS using AN/PRC-117G terminals. According to SSC, the partner nation made point-to-point calls between two terminals using Push-to-Talk and Push-to-Connect technology and demonstrated chat, email, file transfer and group call capabilities with Point-to-Net services.
The test also saw a team in Ottawa complete a call with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure laboratory in San Diego.
Scott Mackenzie, TNS-GEO project manager at Canada’s DND, said the test showcased teamwork with the United States and could indicate success at a formal demonstration in March.
In early 2024, the Space Force released a solicitation for a project to add two satellites to its MUOS constellation.
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