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DSEI 2023: Hanwha Phasor to launch new OTM satcom antennas

The A7700 airborne flat panel OTM satcom antenna displayed at DSEI 2023 and designed by Hanwha Phasor enables multi-orbit connectivity. (Janes/Olivia Savage)

Hanwha Phasor – a subsidiary of Hanwha Systems – will launch a land, maritime, and manportable variant of its on-the-move (OTM) satellite communications (satcom) antenna, Janes learnt at DSEI 2023 held from 12 to 15 September in London.

The land variant will be available for customers by the end of 2024 and is suited for command-and-control vehicles such as Humvees, large artillery platforms, as well as first responders, the chief operating officer of the company, Dominic Philpott, told Janes.

Following this, a manportable variant will be launched, projected for 2025. A maritime antenna, designed to have a very low profile compared with parabolic antennas, is also in the design road map, he said.

At the Paris Air Show in July, the company debuted the aerial variant of its OTM antenna, Phasor A7700, which will be available for installation by mid-2025 after necessary certification requirements are completed.

The OTM small-form-factor flat-panel antenna provides Ku-band multi-orbit (LEO [low Earth orbit] and GEO [geostationary equatorial orbit]) satcom. By operating on two receive channels, the system can connect with two satellites simultaneously to ensure uninterrupted communication and high levels of resilience, Philpott explained.

It is also platform-agnostic, able to connect with satcom constellations such as OneWeb, Eutelsat, and Intelsat.

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