The future of satellite communications

30 January 2018: In a recent Kratos Constellations podcast with John Gilroy, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy for Inmarsat, discusses U.S. military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) and its challenges in supporting future military missions, as well as how the military can benefit from technologies developed by the commercial sector.

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch highlights Inmarsat’s ongoing investments in its end-to-end satellite capabilities built for military users and emphasises the importance of resilience, paramount to everything that the company does.

With the highest availability of satellite communication capability anywhere in the world, and a unique, global mobile strategy, Inmarsat brings seamless, dependable, wideband access to the U.S. government to meet its mobile, interoperable communication needs, at an affordable price.

SATCOM architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch also discusses the latest developments and opportunities for commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) to become an integral part of a unified SATCOM architecture, where MILSATCOM and COMSATCOM co-exist as a holistic capability to best support military missions and yield optimal results.

SATCOM as a Service is a new business model that exists today and provides critical communication infrastructure, from end-to-end. A force multiplier for the servicemen and women, with a major operational effect on worldwide basis, SATCOM as a Service ensures reliable, affordable, robust and seamless state-of-the-art capabilities that are fully interoperable and compatible with government systems.

Listen to the full podcast at: Kratos Constellations.

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