Intelsat General Communications, LLC (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for Satellite Communications Terminals, Technologies and Constellations Interoperability with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR).
The Agreement establishes a cooperative effort to assess and develop Intelsat General’s technology and services as a solution for the Army’s mission and efforts to progress satellite communications (SATCOM) systems capabilities. The CRADA between the C5ISR Center and IGC will also help to establish a working environment to conduct tests, demonstrations, experiments and exploratory information exchanges.
Intelsat General’s FlexGround service aligns closely with the Army’s Tactical Network Modernization focus for Capability Set 2023. FlexGround offers highly portable broadband connectivity both on the pause and on the move, enabling ground force mobility, range extension, rapidly deployable command posts with smaller electronic and physical signatures, converged mission command and control, common operational picture technologies, improved cybersecurity, and anti-jam capabilities.
“We look forward to working with C5ISR and bringing new capabilities to warfighters as quickly as possible,” said Intelsat General President Skot Butler. “Intelsat General’s new FlexGround service, for example, is purposefully designed to keep tactical users in remote environments securely connected with the high data rates they require. No matter where in the world, our ultra-portability, high-throughput, flexible service plans, pay-as-you-go option, and global availability enable troops to quickly access the connectivity they need whenever and wherever they need it. We have taken the complexity out of SATCOM, so our customers can focus on their core mission.”