DoD has not taken action to implement the Wideband AoA study recommendations, GAO said in a Dec. 19 report.
The target market for the phased array antenna are militarized Boeing jets like the Navy’s P-8 surveillance aircraft and the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker.
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.”
A Defense Department pilot program will gauge how multiple satellite communications system can work together to support the military.
It’s time to allow trusted commercial operators to help government benefit from improved satellite operations
It's the only one currently planned for the length of the so-called Wideband AoA, though the Pentagon will hold meetings with industry leadership