Portable tactical SATCOM system released by Elbit SystemsNews
November 19, 2020
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has launched E-LynX-Sat, a compact satellite communications (SATCOM) add-on system. The new system utilizes a lightweight terminal that interfaces with Elbit Systems’ E-LynX Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution.
E-LynX-Sat is designed to enable infantry and maneuvering forces to maintain secure, portable, voice and data communication services, over significant ranges. According to the company, the operational benefits of the launched E-LynX-Sat system were demonstrated during the British Army’s recent Warfighting Experiment 2020.
E-LynX-Sat integrates miniature phased-array antennas, a satellite communication modem, beam steering, and error correction software as well as data compression protocols. Using standard Ka and Ku-band Geostationary satellites, it features automatic electronic satellite tracking and direct sequence spread spectrum, intended to enable continuous over the horizon operations on-the-walk and on-the-move.
The company also aclaims that E-LynX-Sat is comprised of compact portable terminals and a Hub base station that is installed in satellite ground stations.