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Inmarsat and Orbit unveil aviation terminal

Posted 21 March 2019 · Add Comment

Orbit Communication Systems and Inmarsat Government have announced a long-term agreement to offer end-users a new modular, multi-role aviation terminal, optimised for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) high-throughput wideband network.


Courtesy Inmarsat


The new terminal will deliver Inmarsat’s SATCOM as a Service, featuring commercial Ka-band and military Ka-band capabilities, which are fully interoperable with the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system.

The compact Orbit  GX46 features a 46cm (18”) antenna and will be delivered fully integrated with modems, electronics and related software. The lightweight, small footprint terminal couples high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, which will open new communication opportunities for business jets, military mission aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Following completion of the Inmarsat certification process, volume production of the terminal is planned at Orbit’s US-based facilities.

“We are very pleased to unveil our new multi-role terminal, which has been several years in the making with Inmarsat,” said Stav Gizunterman, Vice President of Research and Development at Orbit. “This flexible, integrated terminal is uniquely capable of supporting both Global Xpress and WGS services, and represents a truly innovative way to help expand their airborne services.”

Steve Gizinski, Chief Technology Officer of Inmarsat Government, commented: “The implementation of the GX46 benefits from Orbit’s years of experience developing airborne satcom systems.

“The GX46 will expand our airborne connectivity solutions with an Inmarsat type-approved terminal that is suitable for an important market segment.  This terminal will support operations in mil band (Inmarsat-5 and WGS) and will operate seamlessly on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network.”

 

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