How industry can solve…the DoD’s perceived SATCOM terminal challenges
In her latest contributed article for MilSatMagazine, Inmarsat Government’s
Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, discusses
how commercial technology innovations and flexible business models can resolve the need
for enhanced operational flexibility of legacy military terminals.
Cowen-Hirsch dissects the claims that most satellite terminals used by the military are not
compatible with modern SATCOM technology, explaining that the terminals can embed within
a SATCOM as a Service model that is owned and managed by trusted commercial operators.
Additionally, she references a recent U.S. Air Force technology pilot project that
demonstrated the ease of a military SATCOM terminal seamlessly roaming across commercial
As demonstrated in the pilot and echoed across industry, addressing near-term
improvements and enhanced operational flexibility of legacy terminals is not an
insurmountable issue. “As valued industry partners, we make significant investments in
modular terminals to replace vertically-integrated systems to support the government’s drive
towards establishing a completely integrated architecture,” Cowen-Hirsch wrote.
Read the full article at: http://www.milsatmagazine.com/story.php?number=1264953028