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Additional Iridium Certus Service Providers for U.S. Government Customers

The partners will provide Iridium's secure global satellite broadband and midband connectivity to the U.S. government through a dedicated gateway By Mike Ball / 16 Oct 2022

Iridium Communications has confirmed that Iridium partners MetOcean Telematics, NAL Research, and Trace Systems are now Iridium Certus service providers for U.S. government customers, joining Satcom Direct. These unique, long-term deals will allow these companies to provide Iridium’s secure global satellite broadband and midband connectivity for mobile voice and data services to the U.S. government through a dedicated gateway.

By leveraging the inherent advantages of the Iridium network, including truly global, on-the-move L-band connectivity, MetOcean Telematics, NAL Research, and Trace Systems are now able to deliver enhanced capabilities that meet Communications Security (ComSec) requirements for the Department of Defense (DoD) and warfighter. These capabilities include global and resilient voice, data and 1080 HD live-action video over satcom across all domains (land, maritime and air) on the move. The service also serves as the “ACE in PACE” (alternate, contingent or emergency communications link), and supports early entry communications packages and command and control for autonomous or uncrewed systems such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and data backhaul.

Whether in high-risk combat zones or during inclement weather events, the Iridium network provides uncompromising satellite communications that keeps users connected when it’s needed most. Iridium Certus terminals enable U.S. government users to securely connect remote assets to respective command and control centers in the U.S. in a cost-effective and secure manner, from anywhere in the world.

Scott Scheimreif, Iridium’s Executive Vice President of Government Programs, commented: “Iridium Certus continues to provide mission-critical broadband and midband capabilities to the modern warfighter and we’re excited to add new service providers to expand the distribution of these offerings. With the addition of Iridium Certus for the government, these partners will play a critical role in supporting DoD personnel as they utilize this value-added service.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact