Hughes Executive to Address Navy SATCOM Users' Workshop

Dan Losada to Present Maritime Solutions Optimized for Military Use

Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it will participate in the 4th Annual Satellite Industry Association's (SIA) Navy SATCOM Users' Workshop. This event allows members of the U.S. Navy and maritime-related forces and the satellite industry to learn about the growing satellite communications needs of the Navy and its partners. Members of industry also present the latest products and services available to the Navy and its partners, as well as discuss how they can help meet the maritime-forces' future needs.

WHO: Dan Losada, senior director of the Defense & Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes

WHAT:  Navy SATCOM Users' Workshop

WHEN:  February 3, 2010, 2:00 – 3:30pm

WHERE:  San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California

Shipboard Applications

Mr. Losada will discuss how shipboard satellite communications are critical to maintaining net-centric operations during missions. He also will discuss shipboard applications that provide communications for sailors' morale, enabling them to keep in touch with families and friends while deployed, while concurrently maintaining the enhanced security needs of the military. In addition, Mr. Losada will address how Hughes and the satellite industry are supporting the military and preparing to help it meet its future net-centric tactical communications needs while at sea, in air, or on land.

For information on the Navy SATCOM Users' Workshop, please visit,

Press Registration

Members of the media interested in scheduling a briefing with a Hughes executive are invited to contact Kristin Graybill at: (571) 323-2585, ext. 2190, or by email

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.1 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

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