The first military grade Ka-band terminals have been approved for use over Inmarsat’s upcoming Global Xpress (GX) network.
L-3 Global Communications Solutions (L-3 GCS) has received type approval from Inmarsat for its Panther, Hawkeye III and Hawkeye III Lite terminals.
These are currently used extensively by military and government customers in the US and across the world.
Global Xpress, first globally available high-speed broadband network, is on schedule to achieve full coverage by the end of 2014.
“Military customers in the US and other countries have shown significant interest in the capabilities of GX and so we are delighted that the first of many GX-capable military grade terminals are now type approved,” said Peter Hadinger, President of Inmarsat’s US Government Business Unit.
“This will now allow those government users to augment their use of WGS and other national systems with our GX high capacity beams and the exact same satcom terminal.”
Global Xpress: www.igx.com