OVERVIEW

Critical Communications with Secure Voice and Data

Iridium solutions ensure that U.S. and overseas governments and agencies have access to secure, reliable communications to support their missions and achieve objectives — from coastline to air, anywhere on the planet.

Compact and portable military-grade devices deliver near real-time voice and data connections, asset tracking and environmental monitoring capabilities. Over a highly reliable network with 100% global coverage, Iridium keeps you connected in the most critical flight missions — and wherever your team is needed.

Your In-flight Advantage

Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages for aircraft and rotocraft of any size, including:

  • Robust, pole-to-pole satellite coverage
  • Competitive universal rates, on the ground and in the air
  • Low lifecycle costs of long-range communications solutions
  • Small form factor equipment for easy installation
  • Low-gain antenna options reduce drag on aircraft

Your in-flight advantage

Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages for aircraft and rotocraft of any size, including:

  • Robust, pole-to-pole satellite coverage
  • Competitive universal rates, on the ground and in the air
  • Low lifecycle costs of long-range communications solutions
  • Small form factor equipment for easy installation
  • Low-gain antenna options reduce drag on aircraft

Helicopter Connectivity Truly Takes Flight

Trusted in more than 15,000 helicopters worldwide, Iridium is the only satellite communications company to offer:

  • Connectivity under moving rotor blades due to optimal degree “low look” angle connectivity near the horizon
  • Connectivity in all phases of flight
  • A range of solutions designed to address the specific needs of helicopter operators, including HEMS and HUMS data reporting, flight tracking and operational efficiencies in fleet management or VIP passenger communications.

Propelling Value for All Rotorcraft

Iridium-enabled solutions provide unmatched visibility of a helicopter’s movement anywhere on the planet. Up-to-date route and air traffic information and access to the latest weather charts and environmental conditions help improve safety and overall operational efficiencies — even in the most remote regions.

High-performance Broadband in the Air

Enabled by Iridium OpenPort Broadband Service, aircraft can take advantage of reliable, low-latency and high-speed in-flight connectivity – everywhere. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices have access to broadband in every stage of the flight.

Iridium Certus℠ offers broadband service for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds, than ever before with a single user terminal.

High-performance broadband in the air

Enabled by Iridium OpenPort broadband service, aircraft can take advantage of reliable, low-latency and high-speed in-flight connectivity – everywhere. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices have access to broadband in every stage of the flight.

Iridium Certus℠ offers broadband service for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds, than ever before with a single user terminal.

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Meeting the Needs of the Government Aviation Community

From the cockpit to the cabin, Iridium and its partners enable fast, reliable means of voice and data communications to help improve both safety and efficiency in aircraft operations.

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Meeting the needs of the government aviation community

From the cockpit to the cabin, Iridium and its partners enable fast, reliable means of voice and data communications to help improve both safety and efficiency in aircraft operations.

A Range of Global Flight Safety Solutions

Iridium aviation solutions keep aircraft, passengers and crew secure with global flight safety services:

  • Air Traffic Service (ATS) Safety Voice
  • Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capability over Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Cockpit and cabin-to-ground communications
  • Flight following/tracking
  • Aeronautical Operational Control/Airline Administrative
  • Control (AOC/AAC) Flight following/tracking
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) data streaming

A range of global flight safety solutions

Iridium aviation solutions keep aircraft, passengers and crew secure with global flight safety services:

  • Air Traffic Service (ATS) Safety Voice
  • Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capability over Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Cockpit and cabin-to-ground communications
  • Flight following/tracking
  • Aeronautical Operational Control/Airline Administrative
  • Control (AOC/AAC) Flight following/tracking
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) data streaming

CABIN

In Touch in the Air - Everywhere

Iridium provides unmatched secure communications anywhere on the planet, including the polar regions. Sensitive voice, data, and push-to-talk messages are routed through 66 cross-linked low-Earth orbit satellites through a dedicated U.S. Government gateway and controlled infrastructure.

CABIN

In touch in the air, everywhere

Iridium provides unmatched secure communications anywhere on the planet, including the polar regions. Sensitive voice, data, and push-to-talk messages are routed through 66 cross-linked low-Earth orbit satellites through a dedicated U.S. Government gateway and controlled infrastructure.

IRIDIUM CERTUSSM for U.S Government Aviation Solutions

A New First-Class Broadband Service

Iridium Certus℠ will offer an entirely new class of mobile satellite services for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds than ever before, all within a single user terminal. Working with industry-leading service providers and world-class avionics manufacturers, Iridium Certus will deliver reliable broadband connectivity to aircraft of all types and sizes, providing unprecedented utility and longevity. With easily integrated, low-weight, low-drag antennas appropriate for any aircraft type, Iridium Certus will enable the safe, timely, and efficient passage of aircraft no matter the destination.

Iridium Certus avionics terminals are expected to take flight in 2019.

IRIDIUM CERTUSSM for U.S Government Aviation Solutions

A New First-Class Broadband Service

Iridium Certus℠ will offer an entirely new class of mobile satellite services for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds than ever before, all within a single user terminal. Working with industry-leading service providers and world-class avionics manufacturers, Iridium Certus will deliver reliable broadband connectivity to aircraft of all types and sizes, providing unprecedented utility and longevity. With easily integrated, low-weight, low-drag antennas appropriate for any aircraft type, Iridium Certus will enable the safe, timely, and efficient passage of aircraft no matter the destination.

Iridium Certus avionics terminals are expected to take flight in 2019.

EMSS

Unlimited Voice and PLI at Your Command

Department of Defence, U.S Government agencies, and approved coalition partners can 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. Benefit from unlimited usage for unlimited subscribers on Iridium devices offering secure global handheld voice, tracking, Short Burst Data (SBD) and Distributed Tactical Communications System (Netted Iridium®) services.

EMSS

Unlimited Voice and PLI at Your Command

Department of Defence, U.S Government agencies, and approved coalition partners can 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. Benefit from unlimited usage for unlimited subscribers on Iridium devices offering secure global handheld voice, tracking, Short Burst Data (SBD) and Distributed Tactical Communications System (Netted Iridium®) services.

NETTED COMMUNICATIONS

Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS)

DTCS, commonly known as Netted Iridium, delivers networked near real-time voice and 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 capabilities for an unlimited number of users over a single secure channel. DTCS enables you to connect with personnel in-flight, providing simultaneous commands when a situation arises.

Safeguarding People and Information

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

Safeguarding People and Information

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