Inmarsat and its Global Xpress partners have demonstrated a satellite communications-as-service platform in multiple aeronautical scenarios with U.S. government end users.
The company said Monday its GX network worked to provide wideband connectivity for video and data transfers through Honeywell-built JetWave satcom terminals during airborne and ground demonstrations carried out within the contiguous U.S. and outside the continental U.S.
GX is designed to facilitate interoperability between commercial and military satellite resources and seeks to help address government clients’ mobile on-demand needs.
Honeywell’s fuselage mount and tail mount antennas have been certified by Inmarsat for use on GX.
Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat’s U.S. government business unit, said the company aims to help military customers pursue tactical objectives as well as provide in-flight connectivity for government personnel via the network.
GX demonstrations for aerial connectivity follows Inmarsat’s launch of the company’s globally available wideband communications technology offerings for maritime and land users.