Rebecca Cowen-Hirsh of Inmarsat Government has said industry could help the Department of Defense address its perceived challenges with satellite communication terminals through flexible business models and commercial technology innovation.Read More »
Boeing’s venture capital arm has led a funding round to help Isotropic Systems bring to market its integrated satellite communications terminal. Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures, said in a statement published Wednesday the investment in Isotropic seeks to speed up the expansion of space-based connectivity services to the mass market.
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said government and military leaders should leverage commercial satellite communications platforms to support critical missions through the satcom-as-a-service business model. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a MilsatMagazine piece that the business model is designed for global mobility and to deliver “end-to-end, …Read More »
Pacific Star Communications has received authorization from the U.S. Army to begin full-rate production of deployable and tactical communications modules in support of the service’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications program. PacStar’s 400-Series small form factor communication modules are designed to provide baseband networking support for the T2C2 program’s Heavy and Lite satellite …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Airbus‘ defense and space business has partnered with Hughes Network Systems to develop an X-band satellite terminal for a new service that works to provide video, voice and data services for military operations. Hughes said Monday it will integrate its modem and waveform solutions with Airbus’ Skynet military communications satellite system to deliver a …Read More »