Military Embedded Systems

Navy's MQ-25 UAS to be equipped with Cubic's SATCOM modem & common data link

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April 17, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Navy's MQ-25 UAS to be equipped with Cubic's SATCOM modem & common data link
Boeing photo

SAN DIEGO. Boeing officials selected Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), a Cubic Corp. business division, to supply its Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) modem system and Line-of-Sight (LOS) Common Data Link (CDL) system for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.

The MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy's first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and is designed to provide a much-needed refueling capability.

The contract supports Boeing's engineering and manufacturing development program to provide four MQ-25 aircraft to the U.S. Navy for initial operational capability by 2024.

 

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