Get SAT and Inmarsat Government complete Global Xpress Ka-band Certification on the Milli SAT H Lightweight (LW) aero terminal for UAVs.
Press Release, London, 30 May 2023: 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 miniaturised 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 miniaturised terminals for airborne on-the-move applications,” said Get SAT CEO Kfir Benjamin. “Our mission to craft micronised 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.”