Airbus Takes Lead On Aircraft-Based Laser Communication Terminal

The UltraAir laser terminal is being designed for commercial and defense users.
Credit: Airbus
Airbus and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) are to develop a terminal for aircraft to receive laser-based communications. The terminal, called UltraAir, will be capable of receiving a laser communication connection from a satellite in a geostationary orbit some 36...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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