Military Embedded Systems

Airborne satcom terminals ordered by Inmarsat Government


December 19, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ISRAEL and WASHINGTON. Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, and Inmarsat Government, provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit's Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX.

According to the company, Orbit's MPT 46WGX is a 46cm (18-inch) modular, multi-role aviation terminal designed to be fully interoperable with military Ka-band systems and optimized for use over Inmarsat's Global Xpress constellation.

The order follows a co-development agreement signed between Inmarsat and Orbit Communication Systems, announced March 20, 2019. Delivery of the satellite antenna systems is expected in early 2020 from Orbit's U.S.-based production facilities.



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