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Inmarsat and TECOM to Provide Global Xpress Government Aviation Terminals

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 7, 2014
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Artist rendition of the Inmarsat I-5 satellite
Artist rendering of the Inmarsat I-5 satellite. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 10-07-2014] TECOM, designer and manufacturer of antenna systems, and Inmarsat have established a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) to manufacture Global Xpress aviation terminals for the government market.

TECOM's initial offering for the government aviation market is the recently developed Ka-5000 SATCOM antenna system. This terminal will allow government aeronautical customers access to the high-speed, wideband capabilities of the Inmarsat 5 Global Xpress satellite constellation in both the military and commercial Ka-bands. The Ka-5000 includes a thermal management solution that enables government users to operate in a wide variety of operational scenarios. Additionally, the system's multi-modem capability allows customers to use any desired network infrastructure.

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