DESCRIPTION:

Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) is the Army’s protected satellite communications (SATCOM) system that enables commanders at brigade-and-higher levels to operate in an electronic warfare threat environment that includes radio frequency signal interference (jamming), signal detection and geographic location of threats. Additionally, SMART-T can survive the effects of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) produced by nuclear detonations, and can operate and survive in a biological and chemical environment.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER:

SMART-T provides the warfighter with worldwide protected SATCOM capability immediately following an EMP event where other systems may experience a high degree of degradation or complete failure. Additionally, it provides range extension to the Army’s tactical communications networks.

Specifications

  • Interoperable with advanced extremely high-frequency (AEHF) satellite constellation
  • Enhanced system interfaces
  • Low and Medium Data Rate (LDR/MDR) capability for voice and data transmission
  • Interoperable with Milstar, Ultra High-Frequency Follow-On, Extremely High-Frequency (EHF) Military-Standard (MIL-STD) 1582D and MIL-STD 188-136 compatible payloads
  • Anti-jam and anti-scintillation (nuclear environment) communications
  • Palletized Platform
  • High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle-mounted
  • EHF data rates
  • MDR up to 1.544 megabits per second (Mbps) (T1)
  • LDR 75-2400 bits per second
  • AEHF data rates up to 8.192 Mbps

Program Status

  • FY13-FY15: Conducted new equipment training at the fielding and training facility in Largo, FL
  • 2QFY13: SMART-T participated in Air Force AEHF multiservice operational test and evaluation
  • 4QFY15: Completed upgrades of SMART-T terminals to AEHF-capable

Projected Activities

  • Through FY18: Perform sustainment planning activities and task execution in preparation of transitioning SMART-T to sustainment in FY18

Foreign Military Sales

  • Canada
  • Netherlands

Contractors

  • Production and Spares: Raytheon (Largo, FL)
  • Engineering Support, Management: Raytheon (Marlborough, MA)

PEO

PEO-C3T