Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) was awarded a $13.4 million engineering services contract from the US Army for continued support of a variant of the Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Terminal Tactical (SMART-T) SATCOM system that is used by international partners. Under the contract, RI&S will provide integrated logistics support including technical manual updates, and engineering and technical services. Foreign Military Sales customers for SMART-T include Canada and the Netherlands.
The SMART-T is a low-cost, Humvee-mounted extremely high frequency (EHF) satellite terminal that provides unattended, robust, worldwide, low probability of detection, jam-resistant, multi-channel communications in support of the field commander. RI&S claims that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) SMART-T supports field commanders with jam-resistant, multi-channel communications that have a low probability of detection with quick set-up and teardown.
“We are the sole provider of protected AEHF terminals with more than 500 systems in the field. These critical capabilities will support the Army and our international partners for many years to come,” said Denis Donohue, VP of communications and airspace management systems at Raytheon Intelligence & Space .
A typical SMART-T application provides range extension of the mobile subscriber equipment to units beyond line-of-sight, allowing communications support of widely dispersed forces. This satellite terminal is also capable of stand-alone operation when removed from the vehicle. Setup or teardown is accomplished in 20 minutes by two soldiers. The prime power is supplied by a selfcontained diesel generator. The terminal can be operated remotely and includes lowdata-rate (LDR) and mediumdata- rate (MDR) ports.