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Inmarsat Approves L3Harris Satellite Terminal for Global Xpress Broadband Service

L3Harris DarkWing
L3Harris DarkWing

An L3Harris Technologies-built very small aperture terminal has been certified for military and commercial use on Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellite broadband network.

Inmarsat granted Category 1 and Category 4 certification for the DarkWing VSAT offering to help customers gain high-speed internet access, connect to virtual private networks and transmit videos using the GX service, L3Harris said Monday.

DarkWing is a rugged, flat-panel ground station in small form factor and includes built-in GPS and the ViewSat-e graphical user interface that supports manual pointing toward satellite signals.

L3Harris noted the global GX commercial subscription service provides a downstream speed of 6 megabits per second and an upstream speed of 3Mbps.

Government customers can download at 59Mbps and upload at 7.5Mbps for data transfers via the GX satellite communications-as-a-service network, while military Ka-band users can facilitate data communications up to 90Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream.

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