CACI International Inc has achieved a major milestone by effectively completing Optical Communication Terminals (OCT) Interoperability Testing (OIT) for its CrossBeam® OCT, a key element in the Space Development Agency's (SDA) first tranche.
Additionally: CACI provides expertise and advanced technology to US government customers to support critical national security.
During testing, the CACI became the first SDA-compatible terminal to establish a serial data link with a specified modem.
Todd Probert, president of national security and innovation solutions at CACI, emphasized the importance of the conducted testing, saying that, together with the scalable production capacity of the United States, it will quickly lead to a new level of national security missions.
Testing was conducted under the leadership of Lockheed Martin, a company specializing in the field of aerospace engineering. It has been tasked with building 42 satellites for the SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL), which is to consist of 126 optically interconnected spacecraft for a persistent, low-latency, high-data-rate communications system. Tentatively, their launch will take place at the end of 2024.
T1TL will be the backbone of the US Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), providing access to global communications and a continuous encrypted link in support of combat missions around the world.
In addition to successful testing, the CrossBeam® OCT version 3.0 standard provides further compatibility testing with the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA).
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Author: Nessa, Cyber Journalist
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