The US Army and Raytheon have successfully tested the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite communications production terminal.

The terminal was shown to meet all performance, function and production requirements.

Raytheon Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications Systems vice-president Jerry Powlen said that with the cancellation of the Transformational Communications Satellite system, AEHF solutions would now be more critical than ever.

Raytheon was recently contracted to upgrade the military’s satellite communication technology.