Universal, Modular, and Adaptive SATCOM Terminal – UMAST

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DARPA is developing the next generation satellite communication terminal (Universal, Modular, and Adaptive SATCOM Terminal – UMAST) technology demonstrator which will support the evolving 3-D military global information infrastructure. UMAST is expected to be smaller, lighter, and cheaper than current terminals and will be designed for deployment on ground mobile or airborne platforms. The terminal will have integrated seamless interface with terrestrial wired and wireless systems thus provide warfighters with secure, range-independent communications gateway into the global information networks.