Welcome to the Aero Defence Connectivity blog, a series, designed to give insight into Aero Communications.

In this series we will cover the current challenges, new technology and future advances of the Aero Defence Battlespace. Hear from our industry experts on how to bridge the gap between current solutions and the air mission needs of today and the future.

  1. The SpaceDataHighway is Open for Traffic

    23.11.2016  |  Press release

    The SpaceDataHighway is Open for Traffic

  2. Airbus Defence and Space expands its Skynet channel partner network with three major military communication providers

    14.09.2016  |  Press release

    With these new partnerships, Inmarsat Government, Hughes Network Systems, and SpeedCast are able to offer Skynet 5 military satellite communication services to their customer base

  3. Airbus Defence and Space to provide UK Armed Forces with personal communications until 2022

    07.07.2016  |  Press release

    -Airbus Defence and Space to continue providing WelComE welfare services to UK Armed Forces until 2022.

    -The UK Ministry of Defence has renewed a contract worth £15.7m with Airbus Defence and Space to provide the core WelComE welfare service to the UK Armed Forces until August 2022.

  4. SpaceDataHighway: first laser transmission of an image taken by the Sentinel 1A satellite

    01.06.2016  |  News

    - The progress made in the testing of the first SpaceDataHighway satellite confirms operational start of service for July 2016

  5. Airbus Defence and Space will provide German armed forces with commercial satellite communications for the next 7 years

    31.05.2016  |  News

    - Airbus Defence and Space will provide German armed forces with commercial satellite communications for the next 7 years

  6. Airbus Defence and Space opens a ground station in Australia for its Skynet military satellite recently moved over Asia - Pacific

    16.05.2016  |  Press release

    - Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner to Australia officially opened the facility on the 16th May 2016
    - Adelaide formally becomes a vital link in a global satellite network delivering highly sensitive, protected and secure military satellite communications (MilSatCom) to allied nations in the Asia-Pacific region via the Skynet constellation

  7. Airbus Defence and Space will operate German military satellite system for the next 7 years

    09.03.2016  |  Press release

    The contract worth 145M€ has been signed with the German Armed Forces procurement agency (BAAINBw) to operate the COMSATBw satellites, their teleport and associated networks

  8. Airbus Defence and Space to connect French Navy vessels to the Comcept satellite communication system

    07.03.2016  |  Press release

    After the Comcept system was brought into service in 2015 with initial operational capability, it is now to be extended to French Navy vessels

  9. Airbus Defence and Space develops new partnerships for Military satcom services in Asia Pacific Region

    16.02.2016  |  Press release

    CopaSAT is a new Airbus Defence and Space channel partner for Skynet 5 satellite communication services in the Asia Pacific Region

  10. Airbus Defence and Space launches XEBRA – Military satellite communications service with world’s smallest and lightest X-band terminal

    03.02.2016  |  Press release

    Small, lightweight, low power terminal combined with Skynet X-band satellites provides highly mobile and secure data and voice communications

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