The Sling Blade C-17 represents a significant advancement in antenna technology for C-17 aircraft. This terminal, which belongs to the Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA) family, is known for its reliability and low-profile design. It operates in Ka-band and eliminates the need for moving parts, reduces the necessity for recalibration, and lowers maintenance costs.
A key strength of the Sling Blade C-17 lies in its advanced capability to seamlessly connect with satellites positioned in GEO, and MEO orbits. This enables robust and reliable communication, vital for situations requiring consistent and high-quality satellite links.
As an integral component of the C-17 aircraft’s communication system, The Sling Blade C-17 provides a broad spectrum of communication functions. This includes transmitting live video, secure phone calls, video conferencing, and access to essential networks. These features are especially critical for military operations and VIP passengers who require consistent and dependable communication channels during flight.
A simple and intuitive solution that provides
multi-orbit SATCOM services, with the ability
to blend and transfer network traffic
seamlessly between high-capacity
MEO, and GEO satellite
Integrated terminals include everything needed
for operation: modem, Antenna Control Unit
(ACU), tracking sensors, downconverter, and a full
RF front end.
Designed for quick Roll On/Roll Off, the system allows easy installation and removal to enhance system mobility between different platforms and provides easy Roll On/Roll Off capabilities to create a competitive advantage.
Extremely short transition time.
The significance of fiber-like connectivity
is a major step forward for high-data-rate
applications requiring communications
Since there are no moving parts, calibration
is not required therefore providing
long-term reliability and lower maintenance