Hughes Europe Expands into Military, Defense and Government Sectors with Launch of Konnect VHTS Services in Partnership with Telespazio – Company Announcement

Building on successful programs with US Department of Defense and cooperation with Telespasio to introduce multi-orbit managed network solutions.

, June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Europesubsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLCsome EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) announces strategic expansion into the military, defense and government sectors in pan-European countries. Troy Truman joined Hughes and will serve as head of this initiative.

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The initiative aims to address the growing demand for high-speed connectivity and rising security concerns Europe advancement of military and government intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS) communications requirements, high data rate requirements for modern operations, and robust managed communications networks.

Drawing on the experience of both the Hughes U.S. Defense and Government Systems Division (DGSD) and working with TelespasioThe new Hughes Europe business unit will provide leading communications solutions to government communications ministries and military operators, as well as blue light services. We are introducing software for a fully managed multi-orbit network, an SDR waveform-agnostic ISR terminal, and a secure, stand-alone 5G solution in hopes of improving military command, control and communications in the operational environment, as well as supporting the high data demand of government agencies.

Hughes Europe AND Telespasio will offer cutting-edge services using the innovative Eutelsat Konnect VHTS (K-VHTS) satellite. Built on the Hughes JUPITER™ Series 3 system, the K-VHTS satellite provides high-speed services around the world. Europe, and the companies will use Hughes JUPITER terminals. As a leading service provider in the Satcom industry, Telespasio is the exclusive commercial provider of full-service defense and government security services. Hughes will provide expertise in managed satellite broadband services.

Commenting on the cooperation, Chris BrittonManaging Director of Hughes Europe, noted: “The Hughes JUPITER system is the de facto standard for satellite deployments around the world. The Konnect VHTS satellite uses our JUPITER system and we are excited to work with it Telespasio provide our customers with reliable and fast connectivity solutions. This announcement highlights the value of our long-standing relationship and our shared commitment to delivering extraordinary technology and exceptional customer service.

Alexander Carancidirector of the satellite communications department in the company Telespasioexpressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating: “I am delighted to share with a champion such as Hughes Europe the ambition to provide revolutionary services to the government and B2B markets. Our expertise and geographic presence provide the ideal basis to achieve our goals.”

More information about Hughes Europe and its secure communications solutions can be found on the website.

About Hughes Europe: Hughes Europesubsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLCsome EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS), is a leading provider of managed satellite and wireless communications solutions serving a variety of industries around the world Great Britain & Europe. Committed to innovation and excellence, Hughes Europe ensures secure communication anytime, anywhere.

ABOUT Telespasio: :
Telespasio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), is a leading satellite services provider with expertise in satellite communications, Earth observation, navigation and space infrastructure. Committed to providing cutting-edge solutions, Telespasio serves both government and commercial clients worldwide.

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