Honeywell, June 14, 2018 - PARIS - Honeywell has successfully installed and tested its HSD-400 voice and high-speed data transceiver on board in-service UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters.
The installation of HSD-400 allows helicopter operators to enhance their platform with high-speed data from either Swift64 or SwiftBroadband, allowing ease of communication with command and control centers, including sharing high-quality video and encrypted audio communication.
“Achieving high-speed Wi-Fi onboard a military helicopter can dramatically enhance mission success,” said Colin Dorsett, vice president, Defense and Space, EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell is a proven provider of high-speed data Wi-Fi for helicopters. The successful demonstration of our HSD-400 transceiver on UH-60 and CH-53 platforms shows our commitment to improving connectivity for military operators.”
The HSD-400 system uses the new Inmarsat High Data Rate services to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi and eliminates signal interference from helicopter rotor blades. The system, available as an upgrade, provides military helicopter air crews with a constant, reliable communication link to the operational base, even when flying in remote areas.
Designed for larger, long-range aircraft, the HSD-400 boasts up to four channels of service, offers up to 432 kbps per channel and is compatible with a variety of antennas. The transceiver is designed for use on both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.
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