Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc Selects Blue Sky Network’s SkyLink Solution for Its Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Blue Sky Network’s SkyLink delivers low-latency, dual-mode connectivity for MARTAC’s Devil Ray and MANTAS

San Diego, CA, June 29, 2021 – Today, Blue Sky Network, industry leader in mission-critical fleet management, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions, announced that it has been selected by MARTAC, an innovative provider of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), to equip their USVs with Blue Sky Network’s device and data management solution: SkyLink.

SkyLink by Blue Sky Network leverages the Iridium® Certus network as well as local GSM/LTE services for continuous, end-to-end sensor reporting, two-way messaging, asset utilization, and IoT/M2M monitoring. The device is small-form and low SWAP for use in any location or environment, with demonstrated versatility in both manned and unmanned maritime applications.

“To work with MARTAC is a great honor,” said Tucker Morrison, CEO of Blue Sky Network. “Autonomous missions are becoming more prevalent, and it’s the powerful, cutting-edge solutions like MARTAC’s USVs that inspired us to develop SkyLink.”

“We look forward to partnering with MARTAC to provide real-time command and control (C2) datalink for autonomous and remotely-piloted operations via our SkyLink solution,” stated Jason Hicks, VP of Business Development at Blue Sky Network. “SkyLink is a lightweight, durable, and low-latency solution that enables Iridium Global Line of SightSM for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) performance, supporting the vast needs of MARTAC’s Devil Ray and MANTAS USVs.”

“We are very excited to be working with Blue Sky Network’s leading edge, low SWAP, multi-carrier network for our USVs. Our Devil Ray and MANTAS vessels operate Beyond Human Capability and therefore reliable, robust, low-latency communications anywhere in the world is critical,” said Tom Hanson, COO of MARTAC.

Pre-orders for SkyLink began June 15, 2021, with hardware distribution planned for September 2021. All pre-orders are eligible for early access to the SkyLink Cloud Services portal, live testing data, and training materials. For more information on the SkyLink solution, visit

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