Inmarsat has started offering wideband communications services to U.S. military customers through the company’s mobile satellite networks.
The Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satcom coverage has been expanded to deliver Ka-band connectivity for aeronautical and ground missions across the Indian Ocean, the company said Monday.
GX employs fixed and steerable beam technology that is built to complement the military’s Wideband Global SATCOM constellation, according to Inmarsat.
“Our goal throughout the design process was to address many of the U.S. government's most critical communications needs, and now, Inmarsat is delivering on that objective,” said Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat’s U.S. government business unit.
In a separate announcement, the company said it now offers mobile beyond-line-of-sight communications over the Inmarsat-4 satellite to U.S. military and coalition forces.
Inmarsat says the L-band tactical platform will work to facilitate satcom interoperability and support BLOS data and voice networks for man-portable or built-in terminals.
“This service was designed from the ground up to meet the government end users' ever growing needs for beyond-line-of-sight connectivity in today's congested tactical spectrum environment,” Hadinger added.