Helicopter (Credit: U.S. Marine Corps)

Senior Leader Helicopter Communications

Our Contribution

APL is working with the Navy to enhance communications on the senior leader helicopter fleet. We took part in the tests that led to acquisition of an advanced broadband line-of-sight system and engineered the classified wireless mobility system used by a senior leader communications support organization. Using that system as a model, APL integrated a suite of equipment and mobile devices for the Navy test lab and helicopter, and validated the use of wireless devices for secure voice, video, and email during flight. We also designed and configured a smaller Wi-Fi system that was tested on board and will integrate the components for permanent installation on the in-service fleet.