Inmarsat Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service harnesses commercial satellite constellation for government aerospace/defense connectivity

WASHINGTON, 13 Sept. 2016. The Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability from Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communication services, is now ready to provide connectivity for U.S. government aerospace applications worldwide, officials announce. Global Xpress, which company officials regard as the only globally available high-throughput communication solution for aero connectivity, is supported by a commercial worldwide Ka-band constellation built for mobility.

Inmarsat Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service harnesses commercial satellite constellation for government aerospace/defense connectivity
Inmarsat Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service harnesses commercial satellite constellation for government aerospace/defense connectivity

WASHINGTON, 13 Sept. 2016. The Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service capability fromInmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communication services, is now ready to provide connectivity for U.S. government aerospace applications worldwide, officials announce. Global Xpress, which company officials regard as the only globally available high-throughput communication solution for aero connectivity, is supported by a commercial worldwide Ka-band constellation built for mobility.

Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service for aero enables users to leverage commercial SATCOM that integrates with military SATCOM to achieve optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability, and global portability.

Inmarsat Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service harnesses commercial satellite constellation for government aerospace/defense connectivityInmarsat Global Xpress SATCOM as a Service harnesses commercial satellite constellation for government aerospace/defense connectivity

“Whether pursuing tactical objectives in theatre, connecting in-flight government officials to ground-based resources, or conducting other aero operations, government users can depend upon Global Xpress – a reliable, high-throughput and interoperable service that ‘follows’ them from one end of the world to another and supports mission success,” says Peter Hadinger, Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit president. “From better security and reliability to seamless interoperability with military satellite resources and lower cost of operations, Global Xpress is proving to be the future of satellite communications.”

The service was demonstrated in multiple user scenarios with U.S. government end users and in close cooperation with Inmarsat’s Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) partners. During CONUS and OCONUS world tour airborne and ground demonstrations, the Honeywell JetWave SATCOM terminals in the Fuselage Mount Antenna (FMA) and Tail Mount Antenna (TMA) configurations seamlessly connected with the Global Xpress network. End users received a flexible and scalable communication solution that achieved full performance while delivering unprecedented wideband connectivity worldwide for video and data transfers.

These demonstrations of Global Xpress for aero highlighted key solution attributes including seamless worldwide mobility, guaranteed performance and interoperability – to meet the government’s mission-critical mobile on-demand needs, officials say. Global Xpress aviation terminals have been in government demonstrations and initial operational service for more than a year and its SATCOM as a Service capability is poised to deliver secure, reliable connectivity for government aero connectivity. The Honeywell FMA and TMA terminals are developed, tested, and type approved for use on GX and are compatible with USG installation requirements.

Inmarsat plc is a provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises, and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea, or in the air. Inmarsat operates in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every continent.

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