Pathfinder: Taking airborne mobility beyond ISR to en route command and control

Access to broadband while airborne is one of the crucial elements of effective mobile command and control. New developments in antenna and satellite technology—along with more nimble, highcapacity global networks—is bringing this dream of military commanders closer to a reality. In this Defense Systems Pathfinder, we discuss the issues with Paul Baca, vice president and general manager of global mobile broadband systems, ViaSat Inc.