Tag Archives: Ku-band

L3 to Offer Intelsat Broadband Service to Gov’t Aviation Clients

Intelsat and L3 Technologies have teamed up to bring a satellite-based broadband service to U.S. government aviation users. L3 will integrate Intelsat’s FlexAir broadband service into its portfolio to provide in-flight communications capability for warfighters, government officials and cargo aircraft as well as support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Intelsat said Friday. “FlexAir will …

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Intelsat General Unveils Military Aircraft Broadband Service; Skot Butler Quoted

Intelsat General has introduced a broadband service offering intended to help military aircraft passengers connect to the internet while in flight. FlexAir uses the company’s Ku-band and EpicNG communications satellite platforms and is designed to operate with fuselage and tail-mounted antennas, Intelsat said Thursday. The in-flight connectivity service works to support intelligence, surveillance and …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications technology can help the military address interoperability requirements for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Thursday that Ka-band’s capacity to cover …

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UltiSat to Support Air Force UAV Ku-Band Ground Terminals

UltiSat has received a potential $8.1 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band satellite coverage for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle training and operations. The company said Monday it will also help the Air Combat Command manage Global Hawk Ku-band ground terminals deployed within the 48 …

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ViaSat Awarded DISA In-Flight Comms Service Extension

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded ViaSat a six-month, $19.3 million contract modification for in-flight communications service to senior U.S. government leaders and their staff members. ViaSat will continue to provide Ku-band and Ka-band satellite communications coverage when government officials travel by air, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The modification exercises the first option on a previously …

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Airbus, Intelsat Form Military Satcom Service Partnership; Richard Franklin, Skot Butler Comment

An Intelsat subsidiary has joined a channel partner program of Airbus‘ defense and space segment for military satellite communication services. Intelsat General will offer Skynet X-band and ultra-high-frequency services to the U.S. government under the channel partner agreement, Airbus said Wednesday. Richard Franklin, head of the secure communications business at Airbus Defense and Space, said the new partnership will …

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Defense Forensic Science Center Taps UltiSat for Ku-Band Network Services to Support Investigations

UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Forensic Science Center for Ku-band network coverage in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and associated services in support of the U.S. Army‘s Criminal Investigation Laboratory. The company said Wednesday it will provide Network Operations Center, help desk, technical field service and teleport …

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UltiSat Awarded DISA Task Order to Support NGA Deployable Comm Systems

UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band bandwidth capacity to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s deployable communications systems. The company said Friday it will offer Ku-band bandwidth and backhaul services in both continental and outside continental U.S. to support NDCS GEOINT operations around the …

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US Combat Support Agency Orders Norsat-Built Portable Satellite Terminals

A U.S. combat support agency has awarded Norsat International a $3.3 million order for the company’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 portable satellite terminals. GLOBETrekker is designed with a one-touch interface and LinkControl control interface software that works to facilitate automatic satellite acquisition and X-band and Ku-band connectivity worldwide, Norsat said Monday. The company added …

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By Light, Intelsat Partner to Deliver Satcom Services to DLA’s Haiti Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded By Light Professional IT Services a three-month contract to support satellite communication services for hurricane relief efforts in Haiti. By Light said Monday it will combine the firm’s engineering expertise with Intelsat‘s Ku-band Galaxy 18 satellite platform to provide communications support to first responders. Mike Bowser, By Light senior vice president, said …

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SES-Luxembourg JV Secures Contract for NATO Ground Surveillance System Support

A public-private joint venture of SES and Luxembourg has secured a contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for NATO‘s ground surveillance system. GovSat will deliver commercial Ku-band satellite capacity and capacity management services to support the command and control and sensor data communications needs of NATO’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles …

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Kratos to Provide RF Services for DoD-Leased Commercial Bandwidth Under Contract Modification

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received a $6.2 million contract modification from U.S. Strategic Command to provide radio frequency services for all Defense Department-leased Ku and C-band commercial bandwidth. San Diego-based Kratos said Monday Stratcom’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space awarded the modification that expands RF monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services …

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Airbus Taps Intelsat for Commercial Satellite Communication Services; Skot Butler Comments

An Intelsat subsidiary has received a contract to provide commercial satellite communication services for an Airbus-provided European defense network. This long-term contract renewal will cover selected C- and Ku-band transponders across various Intelsat General satellites that support national and international voice and data applications for end-users. Skot Butler, Intelsat General president, …

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