Intelsat Multi-Orbit Terminal Delivers Uninterrupted Service in Army Experiment
MCLEAN, Va. – Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks, delivered high-speed, uninterrupted satellite communications connectivity with Intelsat’s Multi-Orbit Tactical Terminal (MOTT) during a two-week field test with the U.S. Army. The rigorous demonstration was one of the largest military field network tests since the initial launch of the terminal.
The demonstration was part of the Army’s annual Network Modernization Experiment (NetModX), which includes Army scientists and engineers working with industry to perform realistic field tests to build upon work completed in the laboratory. The 2023 tests focused on “automated and protected communications,” with Intelsat and the MOTT being one of the primary commercial services and terminals included in the experiments.
“Working alongside Army’s engineers, Intelsat put the MOTT system through rigorous realistic experiments only seen during combat and the MOTT delivered uninterrupted connectivity at high speeds,” said Ray Lindenmayer, Director of Business Development of Intelsat’s Government Solutions division. “The future of Army satellite communications includes rugged terminals with no moving parts that deliver reliable connections in harsh environments.”
Satellites, such as Intelsat’s satellites and its next-generation software-defined satellites, provide layers of capacity, redundancy, and global coverage. These features are critical for daily operations.
“The MOTT maintains constant connectivity with satellite constellations via a single ruggedized low-profile antenna,” said Kfir Benjamin, CEO at Get SAT. “By partnering with Intelsat and using Open standards, the terminal gives customers the flexibility to select optimal primary and secondary communication paths to meet changing mission needs.”
Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, non-government organizations and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation worldwide network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges, Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.
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