Tactical Narrowband SATCOM -Geosynchronous Coverage
The Tactical Narrowband SATCOM – Geosynchronous Coverage (TNS-GEO) will provide Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) narrowband SATCOM, essential for Beyond Line Of Sight communications for tactical operations and highly-mobile platforms. The project initially included Arctic SATCOM capability but this part of the project scope was moved to the Enhanced Satellite Communication Project – Polar (ESCP-P), resulting in the project being renamed to TNS-GEO.
TNS-GEO will provide guaranteed access to low-capacity UHF narrowband SATCOM globally between 65°N and 65°S latitudes. TNS-GEO will deliver both assured space and ground segment access to assure the required SATCOM capacity, the worldwide availability, and maximum flexibility to support CAF operations deployed domestically or internationally.
$500 million to $1 billion
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- Completed Start Options Analysis
- Completed Start Definition
- 2021/2022 Start Implementation
- 2024/2025 Initial Delivery
- 2025/2026 Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
- Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence
- Emerging Technology
- Training and Simulation
Defence Capability Investment Areas
- Networks and Network Support
- Satellite Communications Systems
- Satellite Subsystems
- Support and Monitoring Systems
- Information and Communication Tech
- Training Services
Key Industrial Capabilities
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