Military Embedded Systems

Military communications division announced by NXTCOMM


November 11, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

NXTCOMM image.

ATLANTA, Ga. NXT Communications Corporation (NXTCOMM) announced the formation of NXTCOMM Defense, a new division focused on serving the military mobile Communications On-the-Move (COTM) market.

NXTCOMM claims it is developing scalable, highly conformal Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) technology to support the U.S. Defense imperative to leverage next-generation Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellites – Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

NXTCOMM's Defense Division will aim to serve as a manufacturer of antennas and antenna systems for defense applications and will initially target special forces most in need of portability, low-profile stealth, broadband capacity, and high-level operational performance, according to the company.

Additionally, NXTCOMM Defense is commercializing its technology for aerospace and defense market applications at the company's advanced antenna manufacturing facility in metro Atlanta. In June, the company announced its AeroMax antenna, which is designed to be scaled for military use cases.

NXTCOMM officials claim the company is on schedule to complete over-the-air tests of its core subarray to prove out its design in Q4. It then will proceed with full prototyping and over-the-air testing in early 2021. Key partnerships could be announced by the end of the year.