Cobham Aerospace

SATCOM for BVLOS UAV Satellite Communications & Control

Cobham Aerospace
SATCOM for BVLOS UAV Satellite Communications & Control
35 rue de Montlhéry Silic, BP20191, Rungis, France 94563 France Regional offices
+33 (0) 14978 6600

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 drone satellite communication designs enable enhanced performance and more efficient communications and control for tactical UAVs.


Superior integrated SATCOM connectivity for drone satellite communication

Aviator UAV 200 BVLOS UAV control deviceAVIATOR UAV 200 is the world’s smallest and lightest full-coverage Inmarsat SwiftBroadband solution for UAV SATCOM. Providing an all-in-one satellite communication and control package, AVIATOR UAV 200 has been size, weight and power-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.

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Connectivity Class 4 SwiftBroadband with full Inmarsat hemisphere coverage to 5° elevation
Size 24 x 16 x 6cm
Weight 1.45 kg
Power 28W Maximum
Aircraft Interfaces DC Power (14 – 28VDC)
Nav in via RS-232 or Ethernet
User Interfaces 2 x Ethernet, 2 x RS-232

Compact UAV SATCOM control

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UAV satellite communication with high-reliability secure global coverage

Working on the Inmarsat ELERA network the AVIATOR UAV 200 provides global always-on high-speed data for reliable UAV satellite 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 (BVLOS) back-to-base connection and real-time payload sensor feeds.

AVIATOR UAV 200 is compatible with government-grade encryption and secure satellite 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) drone satellite communications
  • Near real-time UAV SATCOM control and navigation with telemetry
  • Near 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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Regional Offices & Locations
Cobham Aerospace Communications France 35 rue de Montlhéry Silic, BP20191, Rungis, France 94563 +33 (0) 14978 6600 Contact Website