Hughes Communications: Strengthening India’s Defense Capabilities
India has one of the world’s largest military budgets and has enough space capability to support its defense forces. This is especially in the field of communication and surveillance which are the two major and most important applications of space systems.
However, connectivity remains a challenge for the Indian defense sector which requires timely and cost-effective communication solutions to meet any challenge to the country’s security. One of the ready solutions to bring in high-speed broadband connectivity to the defense sector is via satellite communications.
Technology can weave a complete domain awareness using a contiguous network. The emergence of High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) and Non-Geostationary Orbit Satellites (NGSO) today challenge the conventional assumptions of speed, capacity and latency. This makes a combination of complementary technologies the need of the hour.
Hughes Communications India Private Limited, is the global leader in VSAT and broadband satellite networks and services and has the world’s fourth largest fleet of geo synchronous satellites. The company sees a tremendous opportunity to connect and deliver satellite broadband to strengthen India’s defense capabilities and support India’s defense communication needs.
Hughes Communications India is a major contributor to Indian Defense SATCOM networks and has been a part of the Indian Defense SATCOM journey, with footprints in all the three dimensions of warfare.
HCIPL is also working on various turnkey satellite system integration projects for the Indian Navy, Army and the Air force.