March 14, 2018

Inmarsat Government Wins MSUA Mobility Innovation Award for Third Consecutive Year

, the leading provider of global mobile satellite
communications and managed network services to the U.S. government,
today announced that its L-band
Tactical Satellite
(L-TAC) service is the winner of the “Top
Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite
Users Association’s (MSUA)
2018 Mobility Innovation Awards. Inmarsat was recognized for its Wideband
Streaming L-band
(WiSL) service last year and for Global
in 2016, demonstrating the value the company consistently
delivers year-over-year to government and military customers around the

The L-TAC service provides global, satellite-based, beyond line of sight
(BLOS) communications on the move (COTM) for military Ultra High
Frequency (UHF) and civilian Very High Frequency (VHF) users. Using
standard tactical radios and field-proven kits from Spectra
Group (UK) Limited
(SlingShot®), L-TAC enables users to operate
secure voice and data circuits between their existing radios across any
operating area without requiring additional user-provided terrestrial
infrastructure. The service is implemented using a single hop through
the Inmarsat-4 satellite system via directly connected L-band uplinks
and downlinks, providing users with the same experience as operating
with UHF satellite communications, but through a cost-effective L-band
satellite channel.

“Government users around the world must have access to reliable
communication capabilities, whether they are in an airplane or vehicle,
on a boat or on foot, and our L-TAC service is empowering these
communications – even in the most austere environments,” said Steve
Gizinski, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government. “Inmarsat’s
services are developed with mobile users in mind and are trusted by
government customers worldwide to deliver seamless coverage and maximum
mobility. We are proud to win this award for the third consecutive year
as it is a testament to our ongoing commitment to innovation built to
users’ requirements.”

Inmarsat’s L-TAC service is in use by several nations’ armed forces,
supporting missions around the world and providing mission-critical
command and control and coalition interoperability. A civilian variant
is also available for police, fire and medical support services,
emergency services, aid agencies, embassy communications, border patrol
and other civilian agency use.

To learn more about Inmarsat’s L-TAC service, visit

About MSUA

Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the interests of the satellite mobility users and
providers worldwide. It serves the interests of the satellite mobility
community by fostering communications among and between users, equipment
suppliers, satellite operators, applications developers and other market
stakeholders. In addition, MSUA gathers and disseminates news,
information, analysis, trend data and event announcements critical to
the satellite mobility community as well as facilitates member discounts
for satellite mobility events. Finally, MSUA assembles mobility user and
provider views on system and service concerns, and conveys this
information to regulatory and other authorities both in the U.S. and in

About Inmarsat Government

The U.S. government has relied on, and trusted, Inmarsat satellite
services since 1979. Inmarsat Government continues to deliver the
world’s most advanced global, mobile satellite communication services to
U.S. defense, intelligence, homeland security, public safety and
civilian agencies, with highly reliable, secure and affordable
connectivity. Built with government users in mind, Inmarsat Government
provides resilient, flexible capabilities to augment military satellite
resources, anytime, anywhere. Leveraging an industry-leading scalable
multiband network infrastructure, Inmarsat Government offers a suite of
custom-designed managed network services and end-to-end solutions to
support users on land, at sea and in the air, even in the world’s most
remote regions. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Inmarsat Government is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. For more information, please

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