CNS, Military

Inmarsat Demonstrates US Government Satcom as Service GX Solution

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 12, 2016


Inmarsat's Global Express Satcom as a Service is now available to the US Government
Inmarsat's Global Express Satcom as a Service is now available to the US Government. Photo: Inmarsat

[Avionics Today 09-12-2016] Inmarsat has successfully demonstrated its Global Xpress Satcom as a Service capability for U.S. government aero applications. The service is supported by the company’s commercial Global Xpress High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka-band constellation. Global Xpress Satcom as a Service for aero enables users to leverage commercial satellite communications that integrates with military Satcom to achieve optimal redundancy, diversity, protection, scalability and global portability.

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 airborne and ground demonstrations, the Honeywell JetWave Satcom terminals in the Fuselage Mount Antenna (FMA) and Tail Mount Antenna (TMA) configurations connected with the Global Xpress network.

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