Hughes to Address UAV Use by the Military at SATELLITE 2013

March 11, 2013

Discussion to Focus on Satellite Bandwidth Demand for Drones

Germantown, Md., March 12, 2013?Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced that Colonel Charles (Chuck) H. Cynamon (Retired), senior director of its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD), will speak on the military track at SATELLITE 2013. Mr. Cynamon will join other industry and agency executives on the panel entitled “UAV’s and Commercial Communications Satellites – Challenges and Opportunities,” to discuss communications bandwidth needs for command, control and the relay of information in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

WHO: Colonel Charles (Chuck) H. Cynamon (Retired), senior director, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD)

WHAT: Hughes at SATELLITE 2013

WHEN: March 19, 2013

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

UAV’s and Commercial Communications Satellites – Challenges and Opportunities – Tuesday, March 19, 4:30pm-5:45pm: In the past decade, UAV use by the U.S. military and other government agencies has rapidly increased. Mr. Cynamon will address the related escalating demand for SATCOM bandwidth— including how UAV’s can consume as much satellite bandwidth as an infantry company—and focus on how the commercial satellite sector can help the military meet its bandwidth needs for warfighter and homeland defense missions.

Hughes will feature bandwidth efficient technologies and affordable solutions for government and defense applications at the conference in Booth 6001.

If you are interested in speaking with a Hughes DISD executive, please contact Kristin Graybill at or (571) 323-2585, ext. 2190.

To learn more about SATELLITE 2013, visit

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

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