10 November 2017: This week at Global MilSatCom 2017, Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit’s President, Peter Hadinger, presented “Path Found! Successes in MILSATCOM Augmentation,” which outlined the major satellite communication (SATCOM) requirements to support ongoing military operations.
In this session, Hadinger examined the necessary path forward, including a more efficient procurement model and further integration of commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM).
According to Hadinger, the challenges lie within budget, acquisition and cultural impediments rather than the technologically advanced and mission-assured communication capabilities provided by COMSATCOM.
Hadinger highlighted how an integrated SATCOM architecture and strategy are necessary to ensure reliable, resilient, seamless, state-of-the-art SATCOM capabilities that are fully interoperable with government-owned and operated systems – SATCOM as a Service.
“We are hearing government customers use this term more often now, and we are thrilled. At Inmarsat, this inspires us, because we view SATCOM as a Service as the standard-setter for satellite acquisition,” said Hadinger.
“SATCOM as a Service enables the customer to benefit from fully integrated, complex commercial solutions designed within an end-to-end managed service architecture, providing uniform Ka-band coverage. Military units are able to access satellite capability on the bits level vs transponder leases. Powerful, cost effective, available TODAY.”