General Electric‘s aviation business unit has agreed to provide Boeing satellite navigation technology for Boeing’s satellite communications systems.
Boeing’s Ka-band phased-array SATCOM antenna system is used for airborne mobile communications, intending to help transport data between aircraft and ground stations, GE said Wednesday.
GE Aviation will supply tactical inertial navigation units, designed to deliver constant stream of GPS data for land vehicle, airborne and seaborne platforms.
George Kiefer, GE vice president and general manager of avionics, said the units are intended for SATCOM systems in both stationary and moving vehicles, as well as aircraft.
The company intends for the units to help with surveillance, target acquisition and pointing satellite antennas.
Users obtain location, heading, pitch, and roll data in both stationary and moving vehicles, according to GE.