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Honeywell Aerospace Satcom Technology Selected For U.S. Space Force Program

Honeywell Aerospace Satcom Technology Selected For U.S. Space Force Program

  • Honeywell’s Aspire 150 and 350 satellite communications systems will support mission-critical communications

PHOENIX, Oct. 23, 2023 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has been awarded a five-year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency on behalf of the United States Space Force, to support its $900M Proliferated Low Earth Orbit program.

Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (pLEO) consists of a large number of small satellites in lower orbit, enabling global satellite communications network coverage with high data rates and minimal delay. They provide an additional layer of mission communication capability and resiliency for the warfighter.

“With the addition of Aspire 150 and 350 to our defense portfolio, Honeywell provides resilient communications for mission aircraft based on our multiorbit offerings, including low, medium and geostationary orbit SATCOM solutions,” said Steve Hadden, vice president of Services & Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace. “For pLEO, we also further enhanced our capabilities, working with a leader in remote sensing to enable rapid response to mission requests such as terrestrial and maritime imaging and analysis.”

Both the Aspire 350 and the Aspire 150 are low-size weight and power (SWaP) systems developed with a scalable architecture, enabling flexibility to meet mission requirements. They contain an embedded router to help reduce weight, and leverage Iridium Certus airtime services, providing greater reliability and efficiency for operations, plus global low earth orbit communication capability to our customers. Using Iridium Certus, warfighters can transmit, receive and relay secure messages, critical data, and images and video to and from personnel in remote areas. This offers reliable and secure voice, data and video communication, aiding coordination and decision-making on the battlefield. The strategically designed systems’ smaller weight also adds to aircraft fuel savings.

Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal and coalition agencies can quickly procure Honeywell’s hardware and services, ensuring a fast and cost-effective means of supplying necessary products and services to the program.

 

About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

Juliet Collins-Achong
Communications Specialist, EMEA