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Ultra Intelligence & Communications Launches Archer Family of Systems to Global Defense Market

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Ultra Intelligence & Communications Launches Archer Family of Systems to Global Defense Market

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Ultra Intelligence & Communications Launches Archer Family of Systems to Global Defense Market
Ultra Intelligence & Communications Launches Archer Family of Systems to Global Defense Market

Ultra Intelligence & Communications announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its Archer™ family of beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) troposcatter communications systems. Ultra I&C’s troposcatter solution successfully maintained a communications link beyond 185 kilometers, meeting U.S. Army range requirements, providing a resilient, redundant layer of secure communications. With this announcement, the company is the newest entrant into a contracting market for this communications solution, increasing technological choices for the U.S. military and its partners. Ultra I&C’s troposcatter technology is tested to be resilient in diverse operational environments, withstanding interference and jamming to deliver key communication links over vast distances where fixed communications face limitations. The Archer family of systems allows for quick deployment and self-alignment of antennas, ensuring connectivity at mission speed.

“Troposcatter bridges the gap when satellite communications aren’t accessible due to jamming, location or other factors, making it a cost-effective way to move beyond line-of-sight relays. This resilient layer of communications is becoming more important as we prepare for the potentiality of a day without SATCOM,” said Faith Rhodes, vice president of programs for Ultra I&C’s Communications business.

“Offering the Archer family of troposcatter systems to our global defense partners is a testament to our ability to invest, innovate and deliver on crucial capabilities, when our customers need it most. We pride ourselves on building solid, trusted, long-term customer partnerships – combining decades of functional and technical experience with an innate ability to innovate and deliver revolutionary advancements at speed and scale.,” said Chris Bishop, chief growth officer of Ultra Intelligence & Communications.

 Ultra Intelligence & Communications, renowned for its contributions to advanced telecommunications, offers the Archer™ family of state-of-the-art expeditionary troposcatter communications systems.
Ultra Intelligence & Communications, renowned for its contributions to advanced telecommunications, offers the Archer™ family of state-of-the-art expeditionary troposcatter communications systems. (Photo by Ultra Intelligence & Communications)

The Archer family of systems pack into a minimal number of transit cases that meet weight-lift requirements and fit in common military vehicles, allowing troops to remain mobile and agile. Tool-less assembly and auto-alignment software ensure that the terminal is fully operational in less than an hour. Its ruggedized design enables reliable operation in diverse environments, ranging from arid deserts to maritime conditions or polar regions. The troposcatter technology is a force multiplier, allowing operators to establish and maintain communication links beyond 185 kilometers with a single antenna. It leverages Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) to enable data capacity at market-leading throughput rates. The high-bandwidth, low-latency terminal offers a choice of interchangeable antenna systems and several diversity options, allowing customization of the Archer system to meet mission needs.

The company is a leading global specialist in the design, development, supply, and support of a complete range of tactical high-capacity radios, ultra-light VSATs, fly-away terminals and troposcatter equipment for secure government and military communications. Ultra I&C has been providing radio systems and SATCOM solutions to armed forces and systems integrators around the world for decades. Ultra Intelligence & Communications, also known as Ultra I&C, has generations of experience fielding tactical communications, command and control, and cyber security technologies for the most challenging defense applications. Ultra I&C connects the multi-domain battlespace and ensures secured information advantage in high-threat environments. These innovative solutions are an integral operational component for the U.S. Department of Defense, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Canadian Department of National Defence and many more defense organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX with sites around the globe.

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