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Ground Comms With The Iridium Network


In Touch, on the Ground #

Iridium and partner solutions ensure you have secure, reliable ground comms to support missions and achieve objectives wherever your team is needed — anywhere on the planet.

Stay connected to your personnel and assets through Iridium’s global satellite network, eliminating any reliance on foreign ground infrastructure.


Unlimited Voice and Data at Your Command #

Take advantage of a first-of-its-kind fixed-price contract between Iridium and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) enabling Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) capabilities and ground comms. Benefit from unlimited usage for unlimited subscribers on Iridium devices offering secure global handheld voice, data, tracking, Short Burst Data (SBD) and Netted Iridium (DTCS) services.


Safeguarding People and Information #

As the only NSA type-1 approved commercial operator, Iridium opens a secure channel like no one else can; also with ground comms. The Iridium 9505A is the only satellite phone available for provision on the dedicated US Department of Defense (DoD) Gateway. Coupled with the Iridium Security Module, it delivers secure global communications anywhere you have people on the ground.


Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS) #

Commonly known as DTCS, Netted Iridium delivers networked real-time voice and low-latency data services for all mobile and tactical communications. It provides reliable over-the-horizon, on the move, and beyond line of site voice and data communications with global push-to-talk capability for an unlimited number of users over a single secure channel. DTCS enables you to connect with personnel in the field, providing simultaneous commands when a situation arises.


Unparalleled Attention to Detail #

Iridium helps you track personnel, get optimal use from high-value assets in the field and in transit, manage logistics, and get eyes on surrounding terrain, borders and hot-zones. Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) solutions for personnel and asset tracking, remote sensors and environmental monitoring are compact, rugged and reliable, ensuring you and your equipment are secure.

Supporting the Troops #

Real-time situational awareness and effective support can be critical factors in accomplishing your mission with ground comms. With low power requirements, small form factor and proven toughness, embedded Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) encrypted solutions for personnel and movement tracking, sensors and alarms are ready for deployment in some of the harshest environments.

No One Left Behind — or In the Line of Fire #

In the field,  conditions or situations can change in an instant. With Iridium and partner Blue Force Tracking and friendly Blue Force solutions, personnel equipped with locator beacons, distress signals and alarms are visible at all times, enabling informed command and control decisions, and rapid response or exfiltration when the need arises.

Add Certainty to the Supply Line #

For virtually any operation, supplying and supporting personnel in the field is mission-critical. Iridium-enabled IoT solutions allow you to efficiently track and manage fleets and key assets, and keep a watchful eye on operations that supply and support personnel in the field including food, weapon or ammunition drops.


Operations Are A GO #

Ensure your team is equipped to be more productive, efficient and agile no matter where duty calls. The Iridium GO is the first-ever reliable global connection to provide voice and text messaging for smartphone users. In addition to GPS tracking, SOS alert and more, Iridium GO provides data capabilities through optimized apps — all using your own trusted devices.

Linking the Chain of Command #

Iridium gives you the power to support regional theater global command and control of warfighters in the field — anywhere on the planet. Netted Iridium supports:

  • Over-the-horizon and on-the-move tactical operation
  • Compact, rugged handheld and data devices
  • Simultaneous, secure, “always on” voice and data
  • Global push-to-talk and data broadcast (GDB)
  • FIPS-140-2, ASC22FO encryption
  • DTCS global services coming soon

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