Read our whitepaper, Gaining Operational Advantage Through Innovation MilSatCom Networks, to learn how military organizations can build a multi-layered security and resiliency network to obtain information superiority, tactical advantage and successful operations.
In order to support mission-critical applications across all sites and to remain interoperable with other networks, militaries require an IP-based solution that provides uniform connectivity whether a unit is stationary or on the move. Classified military communications traffic needs to be protected by the most stringent security standards. The fixed communication infrastructure is the permanent or semi-permanent satellite link between headquarters and remote operation sites.
Mission/Operation Support Networks
ST Engineering iDirect enables military formations to deploy secure, high-speed connectivity anywhere, delivering immediate access to mission-critical information. Maintaining connectivity in a military environment requires a network that can be rapidly set up and scaled without distance or terrain restrictions, and managed from a centralized location to monitor troop locations, gather intelligence, communicate tactical plans and advantageously allocate resources in the field.
The ST Engineering iDirect remote portfolio features rackmount modems, aero solutions and modem boards optimized for size, weight and power that can be integrated by our partners into specialized portable systems. Embedded mobility and security enable secure communication for military applications, in any environment, fixed and mobile.
Situational Awareness & Intelligence Gathering (SIGINT/COMINT)
The same mobility that maintains IP-satellite connectivity for vehicles, vessels and aircraft on the move, provides individual soldiers the ability to communicate with command. Thanks to smaller antenna and low-power terminals, warfighters can carry communications systems with them to receive battlefield imagery, to transmit situational video to base and receive telemedicine consultation for soldiers.
Manned Aircrafts, ISR, Border Patrol, UAV
With the flexibility and reliability offered by satellite communications, troops can gather and share intelligence from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles and sensors. They can transmit a high volume of surveillance data from an airborne platform to the command and control in an adaptive environment at optimal service availability.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
The availability of always-on voice, video and data services also serves to boost troop morale by allowing communication with friends and family back home and the participation in online training and distance learning. Personal communications and training exercises will not interfere with mission critical applications due to ST Engineering iDirect’s ability to prioritize data across applications.