SATCOM for BVLOS UAV Control & Communications

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Cobham Aerospace Communications is a leading global developer of state-of-the-art avionics, connectivity and SATCOM (satellite communications) solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), drones, RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems) and other unmanned vehicles.

Our innovative, cutting-edge designs enable enhanced performance and more efficient communications and control for tactical UAVs.

Aviator UAV 200

Superior integrated SATCOM connectivity for UAVs

Aviator UAV 200 BVLOS UAV control deviceAVIATOR UAV 200 is the world’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat SwiftBroadband solution for UAV SATCOM. Providing an all-in-one communication and control package, AVIATOR UAV 200 has been size- and weight-optimized for small tactical UAVs and drones, weighing in at just 1.45kg in a compact 24 x 16 x 6cm form factor.

With this new and unprecedented SwaP-conscious capability, unmanned aircraft designers can take full advantage of the higher speed connectivity of modern satellite networks, while still maximising UAV range, endurance and operational use.


ConnectivityClass 4 SwiftBroadband with full Inmarsat hemisphere coverage to 5° elevation
Size24 x 16 x 6cm
Weight1.45 kg
Aircraft InterfacesDC Power (14 – 28VDC)
Nav in via RS-232 or Ethernet
User Interfaces2 x Ethernet, 2 x RS-232

Compact UAV SATCOM control

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High-reliability secure global coverage

Inmarsat SwiftBroadband provides global always-on high-speed data for reliable UAV communication and control. Available everywhere except extreme polar regions and with greater than 99.95% uptime, the service provides the AVIATOR UAV 200 with a beyond line of sight back-to-base connection and real-time payload sensor feeds.

AVIATOR UAV 200 is compatible with government-grade encryption and secure communications standards, including STU-IIIB, STE, TACLANE, KIV-7 and BRENT.

BVLOS UAV control and global communications

Aviator UAV 200 UAV SATCOM appliance product

AVIATOR UAV 200 Key Features and Benefits:

  • Significant SWaP savings and payload flexibility
  • Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) UAV communications
  • Real-time UAV SATCOM control and navigation with telemetry
  • Real-time aircraft health monitoring
  • Near real-time video and imagery from UAV payload sensors
  • Dynamic aircraft rerouting
  • Sufficient bandwidth for flight control over full UAV range and endurance.


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SATCOM for BVLOS UAV Control & Communications
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