EMS Tech signs long-term supplier agreement with Honeywell
EMS Technologies announced last month that it has been selected by Honeywell and Thales Avionics to supply satcom components for the companies’ joint HS-720 high-speed-data satcom system. Under the terms of a seven-year agreement, EMS will develop custom avionics components for the Honeywell/Thales MCS-4000/7000 satcom systems. The electronics include high-power amplifiers and high-speed data units to support Inmarsat Swift64 and, later, SwiftBroadband, which is expected to be available in 2006. Swift64 provides 64 kbps of data per channel and SwiftBroadband will provide 432 kbps per channel.