Get SAT and Inmarsat Introduce Industry-Leading Small Terminal for Government Aviation
Get SAT and Inmarsat Complete Global Xpress Ka-band Certification on the Milli SAT H Lightweight (LW) Terminal
Get SAT, a leading manufacturer of ground, air and maritime small form-factor satellite terminals, and Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications (SATCOM), have announced that Inmarsat has type-approved Get SAT’s Milli SAT H LW GX for use on its Global Xpress (GX) network.
Milli SAT H LW GX is a lightweight and compact all-in-one, on-the-move aero terminal serving the Inmarsat GX network, the world’s first and only globally available, high-throughput commercial wideband network.
Leveraging Get SAT’s highly efficient, patented InterFLAT miniaturized flat-panel antenna technologies, the Milli SAT H LW GX is fully integrated with electronics and software to ensure reliable operations worldwide. The terminal enables a wide range of communications capabilities for military aircraft and uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Size and weight limitations have traditionally created challenging requirements for aviation SATCOM applications. The low size, weight and power (SWaP) of the Milli SAT H LW GX makes the terminal well-suited for use in the government aviation market.
Milli SAT H LW GX’s 25x27cm flat panel antenna fits inside a 40cm radome, allowing easy installation. With reduced SWaP, the unit is a new addition to small, Inmarsat type-approved SATCOM user terminals used with GX. The terminal also allows automatic beam switching (ABS) using industry standard OpenAMIP and OpenBMIP protocols, ensuring seamless operations.
“Get SAT is pushing the innovation envelope in creating – and constantly delivering – the industry’s most miniaturized terminals for airborne on-the-move applications,” said Get SAT CEO Kfir Benjamin. “Our mission to craft micronized technologies that support a small flat panel antenna terminal enables our team to consistently find new ways to successfully reduce terminal size while maintaining strength and mission flexibility. We developed our Milli SAT H LW GX terminal to meet Inmarsat’s standards and provide customers with ease of use.”
Matt Wissler, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government, said “Designed for worldwide mobility, Global Xpress has worked for commercial and government customers because of its unique worldwide reliability, ease of use, and seamless interoperability with military satellite resources. With the Inmarsat type approval of Get SAT’s airborne terminal, government on-the-move users have access to a very compact terminal to support their critical connectivity requirements worldwide.”
About Get SAT
Get SAT is the leading provider of Micronized Satellite Terminals. The InterFlat is the latest breakthrough in antenna panel technology, providing the world’s highest efficiency performance in the smallest package. Combining the InterFlat with our state-of-the-art control and tracking mechanism creates the most powerful and fully-contained satellite terminal system. The InterFlat is a leap forward in capability and SWaP, enabling Get SAT to provide truly portable, full-duplex, wide-band satellite communications. Get SAT customers include top-tier defense, commercial, and technology companies. The Get SAT team is comprised of industry-leading experts with multi-disciplinary skills, dedicated to providing an exceptional, agile, and affordable customer experience.
Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.
In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications.