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Inmarsat Approves L3Harris Satellite Terminal for Global Xpress Broadband Service

L3Harris DarkWing
L3Harris DarkWing

An L3Harris Technologies-built very small aperture terminal has been certified for military and commercial use on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite broadband network.

Inmarsat granted Category 1 and Category 4 certification for the DarkWing VSAT offering to help customers gain high-speed internet access, connect to virtual private networks and transmit videos using the GX service, L3Harris said Monday.

DarkWing is a rugged, flat-panel ground station in small form factor and includes built-in GPS and the ViewSat-e graphical user interface that supports manual pointing toward satellite signals.

L3Harris noted the global GX commercial subscription service provides a downstream speed of 6 megabits per second and an upstream speed of 3Mbps.

Government customers can download at 59Mbps and upload at 7.5Mbps for data transfers via the GX satellite communications-as-a-service network, while military Ka-band users can facilitate data communications up to 90Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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