Government Air - critical communications

OVERVIEW

Critical communications with secure voice and data

Iridium solutions ensure that U.S. and overseas governments and agencies have access to secure, reliable communications to support their missions and achieve objectives — from coastline to air, anywhere on the planet.

Compact and portable military-grade devices deliver near real-time voice and data connections, asset tracking and environmental monitoring capabilities. Over a highly reliable network with 100% global coverage, Iridium keeps you connected in the most critical flight missions — and wherever your team is needed.

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Government Air - Inflight advantage

Your in-flight advantage

Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:

  • Robust, pole-to-pole satellite coverage
  • Competitive universal rates, on the ground and in the air
  • Low lifecycle costs of long-range communications solutions
  • Small form factor equipment for easy installation
  • Low-gain antenna options reduce drag on aircraft
  • Smooth transition and forward compatibility to our next generation satellite constellation, providing connectivity for decades to come [Discover the Iridium network]

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Government Air - Helicopter connectivity

Helicopter connectivity truly takes flight

Trusted in more than 15,000 helicopters worldwide, Iridium is the only satellite communications company to offer:

  • Connectivity under moving rotor blades due to optimal degree “low look” angle connectivity near the horizon
  • Connectivity in all phases of flight
  • A range of solutions designed to address the specific needs of helicopter operators, including HEMS and HUMS data reporting, flight tracking and operational efficiencies in fleet management or VIP passenger communications.
Government Air - Propelling value

Propelling value for all rotorcraft

Iridium-enabled solutions provide unmatched visibility of a helicopter’s movement anywhere on the planet. Up-to-date route and air traffic information and access to the latest weather charts and environmental conditions help improve safety and overall operational efficiencies — even in the most remote regions.

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Government Air - Exceptional value

Exceptional value for rotorcraft of
any size

Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:

  • Robust, pole-to-pole satellite coverage
  • Competitive universal rates, on the ground and in the air
  • Low lifecycle costs of any long-range communications solution
  • Small form factor equipment, making it easy to install
  • Low-gain antenna options offering less drag on the aircraft
  • Smooth transition and forward compatibility to our next generation satellite constellation, providing connectivity for decades to come.
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Government Air - High performance broadband

High-performance broadband in the air — now and far into the future

Enabled by Iridium OpenPort broadband service, aircraft can take advantage of reliable, low-latency and high-speed in-flight connectivity – everywhere. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices have access to broadband in every stage of the flight.

Iridium Certus℠ broadband, anticipated to be available starting in 2016 as Iridium’s next-generation satellites come online, will offer broadband service for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds, eventually up to 1.4 megabits per second with a single user terminal.

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Government Air - Meeting the needs of the government aviation community

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Meeting the needs of the government aviation community

From the cockpit to the cabin, Iridium and its partners enable fast, reliable means of voice and data communications to help improve both safety and efficiency in aircraft operations.

Government Air - A range of global flight safety solutions

A range of global flight safety solutions

Iridium aviation solutions keep aircraft, passengers and crew secure with global flight safety services:

  • Air Traffic Service (ATS) Safety Voice
  • Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capability over Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Cockpit and cabin-to-ground communications
  • Flight following/tracking
  • Aeronautical Operational Control/Airline Administrative
  • Control (AOC/AAC) Flight following/tracking
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) data streaming

A range of global flight safety solutions

Iridium aviation solutions keep aircraft, passengers and crew secure with global flight safety services:

  • Air Traffic Service (ATS) Safety Voice
  • Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capability over Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Cockpit and cabin-to-ground communications
  • Flight following/tracking • Aeronautical Operational Control/Airline Administrative
  • Control (AOC/AAC) Flight following/tracking
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) data streaming

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Government Air - Cabin

Cabin

In touch in the air, everywhere

Iridium provides unmatched security and reach everywhere on the planet. Sensitive voice and data messages are routed among 66 cross-linked low-Earth orbit satellites, through a dedicated U.S. Government owned gateway and over controlled infrastructure. Iridium is also the only platform to deliver voice, data and push-to-talk capabilities over the North Pole for your aircraft. With Iridium NEXT on the horizon, the future remains secure.

Government Air - Iridium Certus

A new first-class broadband service

Iridium Certus℠, anticipated to be available starting in 2016 as Iridium’s next-generation satellites come online, will offer an entirely new class of mobile satellite services for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds up to 1.4 megabits per second with a single user terminal.

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Government Air - EMSS

EMSS

Unlimited voice and PLI at your command

Department of Defence, U.S Government agencies, and approved coalition partners can take advantage of a first-of-its-kind fixed-price contract between Iridium and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) enabling Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) capabilities. Benefit from unlimited usage for unlimited subscribers on Iridium devices offering secure global handheld voice, tracking, Short Burst Data (SBD) and Distributed Tactical Communications System (Netted Iridium®) services.

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Government Air - DTCS

NETTED COMMUNICATIONS

Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS)

DTCS, commonly known as Netted Iridium, delivers networked near real-time voice and data services for all mobile and tactical communications. It provides reliable over-the-horizon, on the move, and beyond line of site voice and data communications with global push-to-talk capabilities for an unlimited number of users over a single secure channel. DTCS enables you to connect with personnel in-flight, providing simultaneous commands when a situation arises.

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Government Air - Partner ecosystem

The truly global advantage

With Iridium, you get unmatched security and reach everywhere on the planet. Sensitive voice and data messages are routed among 66 cross-linked low-Earth orbit satellites, through a dedicated gateway and over controlled infrastructure. And with Iridium NEXT on the horizon, the future is truly secure.

Government Air - Safeguarding people and information

Safeguarding people and information

As the only NSA type-1 approved commercial operator, Iridium opens a secure channel like no one else can. The Iridium secure satellite phone is available for provision on the dedicated U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Gateway. Coupled with the Iridium Security Module, it delivers secure global communications anywhere you have people on the ground.

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