10 APRIL 2017 MILITARY & AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS www.militaryaerospace.com
Navy asks industry for optical communications
between aircraft and submarines
BY JOHN KELLER
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Navy researchers
are surveying industry for companies able to design and build a
full-duplex optical communications system to enable manned and
unmanned aircraft to communicate
with submarines and unmanned
underwater vehicles (UUVs).
Officials of the Space and
Naval Warfare Systems Command
Payloads project, which seeks to
to provide optimal connectivity
between submarines and aircraft.