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BlueHalo Completes US Space Force SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium

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BlueHalo Completes US Space Force SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium

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BlueHalo Completes US Space Force SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium
BlueHalo Completes US Space Force SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium

BlueHalo, the company transforming the future of global defense, today announced the successful completion of a critical milestone for the U.S. Space Force (USSF) Space Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) Satellite Communication Augmentation Resource (SCAR) program by demonstrating its integrated backend mission services to USSF Guardian operators at the 2024 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. During the demonstration–which was hosted inside BlueHalo’s mobile command center, showcasing the system’s capacity to support mobile communications operations–Guardians received an operator orientation for the SCAR system interface, including the system scheduler and backend mission processor, which will pair with BlueHalo’s BADGER phased array antenna to provide multi-beam, multi-orbit mission operations.

“Amid an increasingly congested and contested space domain, BlueHalo understands that innovation must reach the front lines rapidly. Working hand-in-hand with our customers and partners, we’re proud to showcase our tremendous progress in delivering the capacity, flexibility, and sustainability for critical Space Force satellite command and control needs. We are excited to show Guardians, for the first time, the capability to easily identify satellite contacts and manage communication schedules using the new SCAR technology. It was important to get this technology in front of the Guardians to collect valuable insight from those who will soon rely on this system for space operations moving forward. The input they’ve provided this week will shape our national capabilities for decades,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer.

The $1.4B Satellite Communication Augmentation Resource (SCAR) program was announced by the USSF Space RCO in May of 2022 to significantly increase satellite control capacity and support their dynamic missions going forward. The program covers initial design through full-rate production–delivering a fleet of transportable, ground-based phased-array antennas and accompanying ground electronics and software to provide robust, flexible command and control capabilities for USSF satellites. Last fall, BlueHalo hosted U.S. Space Force officials along with key partners and federal leaders to demonstrate the Company’s progress on the SCAR program. Using a sub-scale version of the full production unit, BlueHalo successfully validated the core BADGER digital beamforming technology. BADGER received and processed RF signals in two bands through open-air transmission at a distance, showcasing the system’s capability for simultaneous multi-band operations using live feeds. With the insight gained from Guardian feedback during the orientation milestone, BlueHalo will integrate the backend mission services into the BADGER Engineering Development Unit (EDU) later this year.

BlueHalo is purpose-built to provide industry-leading capabilities in the areas of Space, C-UAS and Autonomous Systems, Electronic Warfare & Cyber, and AI/ML. The company develops and brings to market next-generation capabilities to support customers’ critical missions and national security.

BlueHalo Completes US Space Force SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium
USSF Guardians get a first look at the SCAR system’s backend mission services inside the BlueHalo mobile command center during Space Symposium 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO. SCAR’s integrated backend mission services, including the system scheduler and backend mission processor, will pair with BlueHalo’s BADGER phased array antenna to provide multi-beam, multi-orbit mission operations.(Photo by BlueHalo)

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