Military Embedded Systems

JetWave MCX SATCOM solution designed for airborne military operations


June 02, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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PHOENIX, Ariz. Honeywell's JetWave product family of broadband satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions has a new offering designed for military and governmental aircraft. JetWave MCX is a solution designed to expand on earlier JetWave products and features technical improvements intended for military customers around the world.

According to the company, JetWave MCX will build upon its commercial counterpart's in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities to provide improved situational awareness throughout an airborne mission, secure communications, and the capability to connect to various Ka-band SATCOM networks depending on the needs of the mission.

Officials claim Honeywell's JetWave MCX terminal is globally available and tailored to the heightened needs of the defense segment. It is specifically designed for military or government aircraft used for surveillance, combat, or humanitarian missions like search-and-rescue operations.

JetWave MCX currently delivers technology to Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) advanced Airborne Mission Networking (AbMN) secure communications suite, designed to ensure critical mission data is available to the warfighter whether onboard or in a command center. 


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