Secure Global Connectivity for Defense Aviation
Honeywell’s JetWave MCX, provides secure, high-speed, and long-range in-flight connectivity for defense aviation. It facilitates reliable voice and data communication, video streaming, and real-time situational awareness for military operations.
Key Features of JetWave MCX
- The system provides multi-network access to Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) network, Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS), plus network-agnostic access to other Ka-band MEO and GEO satellites.
- It has a wider frequency band with 29-31 GHz Tx and 19.2-21.2 GHz Rx, ensuring secure, low-latency, and resilient connectivity even in hostile environments.
- It is optimized to meet high-data uplink requirements that military and government operators demand, with increased data rates that are multiple times faster than legacy Ka-band solutions, delivering a connectivity experience comparable to ground services.
The New Ka-band Satcom Terminal with WGS Certification
With the recent WGS certification, JetWave MCX can now operate its Ka-band Satcom terminal on the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) network used by the US military. This certification allows operators to have the option of provisioning services for their terminal, and they can switch between WGS and other networks. The addition of the WGS network capability demonstrates Honeywell's commitment to developing terminals that can work on multiple networks, enabling operators to choose the network that best meets their operational needs.
JetWave MCX delivers high-speed capabilities required for the most demanding mission profiles. It provides global in-flight broadband data connectivity on several Ka-band networks, including Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) network, WGS, and other commercial and military Ka-band networks. Honeywell worked collaboratively with the ARSTRAT agency over several months to obtain the WGS certification, which is one of the most challenging certifications for any Satcom manufacturer.
The WGS network is available to military operators using WGS-certified terminals in the nine countries participating in the WGS consortium: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, The Netherlands, and the United States.