FM 24-24 SIGNAL DATA REFERENCES: SIGNAL EQUIPMENT
Section V. Multichannel Satellite Communications Terminals

AN/MSC-46
Satellite Communications Terminal

NSN: 5895-00-999-7317

Reference: TM 11-5895-826-14

General Information

The AN/MSC-46 is the first satellite terminal specifically designed for a military SATCOM system. It is completely air transportable in three C-130 cargo aircraft. The total terminal weight is 56.7 MT (62.5 t) and requires site preparation prior to installation and use. The terminal operates via the DSCS satellite with a compatible ground terminal to provide multilink, multivoice, and data channel service.

Technical Characteristics

AN/MSC-46 Satellite Communications Terminal