C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Airbus showcases new secure Proteus satcom modem

09 November 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled a satellite communications (satcom) modem system designed to support military requirements for resilient and secure connectivity.

Disclosed for the first time at the Global MilSatCom event in London on 7 November, the dual-purpose ‘Proteus’ modem features software-defined radio (SDR) technology capable of supporting up to 10 waveforms to counter jamming attacks and interference.

“Jamming and interference, whether deliberate or accidental, has always been an issue for satcom,” Martin Moseley, head of modems at Airbus, told Jane’s . “But its increasing rate requires more effective countermeasures to ensure mission-critical connectivity is resilient, safe, and secure.”

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