Military requires global mobile

04 October 2018: In a contributed article for SIGNAL Magazine, Inmarsat Government’s Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, highlights the importance of providing military and government users in remote and often hostile environments with instant and reliable connectivity, empowered by robust intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor data.

Resilient and secure satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities must be accessible at a moment’s notice.

Cowen-Hirsch discusses how government leaders are gradually recognising the value that a strategic commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM) presence provides to servicemen and women while emphasising the need for partnership initiatives and updates to the acquisition process.

Commercial innovation

Additionally, she explains how the SATCOM as a Service business model, designed for global mobility, provides users with a seamlessly delivered global experience that follows them wherever they go.

“Unified SATCOM is the path forward with commercial innovation as the foundation supported by modern government business arrangements, including SATCOM as a Service. It is the only way for military users to have the reach, resilience and technology modernisation they deserve,” Cowen-Hirsch wrote.

Read the full article at www.afcea.org