government and defense

Government & Defense

Powering smart military systems and intelligent unmanned platforms

Today’s technology-driven government and defense initiatives demand in-the-moment intelligence.

By leveraging FreeWave’s military-grade wireless solutions – now infused with edge computing capabilities – you can take immediate advantage of real-time data insights to keep pace with the rapidly-changing realities of missions and mission-critical operations.

Push Intelligence to Where Training, Operations, and Missions Take Place

As a long-time leader providing combat-proven wireless solutions for government and defense, millions of FreeWave’s products are integrated into systems and devices used to improve situational awareness and security, enable robust command and control, and automate mission-critical operations. Our ultra-reliable embeddable radios provide a Cost, Size, Weight, and Power (CSWaP) advantage with their small, lightweight form factor, industry-leading low power consumption, and low-cost integration.

Now, we’ve infused our ruggedized solutions with IQ intelligence, which adds compute power to enable real-time decision making at the edge or device level, and provides a seamlessly extensible platform for increasingly autonomous operations. With FreeWave, government and defense organizations can take full advantage of the IIoT efficiencies already transforming other industrial markets, pushing data processing to where the action is occurring and ensuring there is no delay between insights and action.

government and defense

Enabling Technologies

Military-Grade Wireless Radios for Command and Control
Offering a CSWaP Advantage for Intelligent Unmanned Platforms

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What’s Enabled

With FreeWave’s rugged RF foundation and edge computing platform, government and defense organizations can infuse new intelligence into their applications for surveillance, safety, command & control, combat, and emergency response, including but not limited to:

drones with TDMA beaconing

Drones with TDMA Beaconing

Enhance unmanned aerial vehicle flights (UAV) flights with TDMA capabilities built into FreeWave’s radios.

precision cargo drops

Disaster Relief

Enable supply aid drones to adjust in real-time to environmental conditions, ensuring 100% drop accuracy for delivered packages.

perimeter security

Remote Perimeter Security

Leverage unattended ground sensors (UGSs) for real-time intrusion detection to enhance border patrol and anti-smuggling initiatives.

emergency management

Emergency Response

Deploy unmanned platforms in hazardous zones to stream real-time feeds of conditions for greater situational awareness and targeted response.

military training testing

Military Training & Testing

Monitor and track vehicles, soldiers, and small units in real-time across vast training grounds.

autonomous ground vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles & Vessels

Add onboard compute power to reduce latency and bandwidth needed to exchange more data between unmanned vehicles and base stations.

deploy m2m network

Solar-Powered Perimeter Security Company Deploys M2M Wireless Network

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harsh weather

FreeWave’s Solutions Stand Up to the Most Challenging Weather & Line-of-Sight Issues

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It’s all possible with FreeWave.

FreeWave’s solutions pack big performance into a small package, making them ideal for embedding into government and defense systems. Added edge computing capabilities only enhance intelligence gathering and command and control.


Include FHSS technology and AES and FIPS 140-2 encryption options

CSWaP Advantage

The optimal Cost, Size, Weight, and Power (CSWaP) combination

Proven Reliability

2M+ mission-critical UAV flight hours logged without link failure

Future-Ready, Now

Smart radios have capabilities for edge computing built-in


Government & Defense Applications at a Glance

Application Note

Government & Defense Applications at a Glance

Discover the wide range of mission-critical military applications that FreeWave enables for G&D.

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FreeWave Commercial Product Guide


FreeWave Commercial Product Guide

A quick guide of our flexible, future-ready solutions to address network challenges and capitalize on IIoT opportunities.

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ZumLink™ Radio with IQ


ZumLink™ Radio with IQ

See the features & configurability of ZumLink IQ Industrial Radios, infused with the intelligence of FreeWave's IQ Application Environment.

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Are you an OEM?

We make it easy to integrate our robust RF innovations and edge computing advancments with your government and defense systems.

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From the FreeWave Blog

September 7, 2017

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