ESN A2G tests culminate in successful Kodiak demo
The final stage of the Emergency Services Network air to ground technical demonstrator programme (TDP) has been completed, including a successful in-flight demonstration of the Kodiak MCPTT app.
During the trials, the Kodiak solution was run on test hardware installed on a QinetiQ A109 flight trials helicopter. The technology was used to communicate with a terminal on the ground via a dedicated terrestrial cellular test system representing the final ESN ACS ground network.
Speaking of the results, Cobham’s vice president of antenna systems, Kevin Dunne, said: “The TDP has significantly reduced risk for the overall ACS and ESMCP programme, ensuring that Cobham delivers a world leading, secure and resilient mission critical communication system.”
Geoff Clarkson, chief engineer for the QinetiQ A2G programme said: “This is another significant step forward in delivering the technical performance required from the new aircraft communications system.”
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