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. Airbus Defence and Space successfully delivers mission critical satellite communications to UK Royal Navy Mine Counter Measure Vessels

    15.05.2014  |  News

    Four UK Royal Navy Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) operating in the Arabian Gulf have been upgraded to state-of-the-art military X-band satellite communications – with more vessels set to follow

  2. Airbus Defence and Space together with Sapura to establish long-term partnership in the field of C4ISR

    16.04.2014  |  Press release

    Development of digital key products for Armed Forces in the Asia Pacific and global market

  3. Airbus Defense and Space and Intelsat plan new high throughput maritime VSAT services with EpicNG platform

    11.03.2014  |  Press release

    New agreement reinforces leadership of Airbus Defense and Space and Intelsat in maritime broadband connectivity

  4. Hitching a ride on the satellite super-highway

    11.11.2013  |  Press release

    Poynton, Cheshire: The Ka band or “satellite super-highway” – a fast, uncongested and rarely used satellite network – has been opened up by a team of engineers, including BAE Systems, with the aim of supporting UK unmanned aircraft missions in the future.

  5. Astrium delivers new tactical, land and maritime X-band satcom capability to UK MOD

    07.11.2013  |  Press release

    Astrium Services is delivering 25 terminals for land forces, as well as the first two maritime terminals for small Royal Navy ships and related IP baseband, to the UK Ministry of Defence to enable secure communications on frontlines overseas.
    The new terminals will draw on Astrium Services’s new IP core based infrastructure, ensuring UK Armed Forces have the best capability for secure communication that supports voice and data traffic with encryption from tactical, land and maritime operations worldwide.
    These new deliveries are based on communications via Astrium Services X-band satellites through the Skynet 5 programme, now in its 10th year.

  6. Astrium adds Yahsat’s Military Ka-Band to its multi-band offering to the US Government

    06.05.2013  |  Press release

    Service provided by UAE-owned Yahsat

  7. Astrium’s secure milsatcoms now cover the world

    16.04.2013  |  Press release

    Anik G1 launch and Skynet 5D service entry give Astrium Services world’s only commercially owned X-band milsatcom constellation with near-global coverage.
    Thanks to leased Anik G1 hosted payload, Astrium Services will extend its X-band coverage over the Americas and Pacific Ocean.
    Fourth Astrium built and operated Skynet 5 satellite, 5D, entered service on 2 April

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