Inmarsat Authorities, the main supplier of safe, international, resilient, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. authorities, as we speak introduced it efficiently accomplished cross-country, multi-site demonstrations of Inmarsat’s L-band Tactical Radio (L-TAC) service. The multi-site demonstration was carried out from Inmarsat Authorities’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia, in addition to areas in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Fort Liberty, North Carolina. The demonstration proved the power of L-TAC to reinforce current DOD UHF SATCOM capabilities globally by scaling to numerous customers over an enormous protection space. This consists of the power to increase all L-TAC nets to dislocated, main headquarters areas that might be situated wherever on this planet using digital, RF-Over-IP know-how. The award-winning L-TAC service delivers international, satellite-based past line of sight (BLOS) communications at mounted websites and on the transfer (COTM) for Extremely Excessive Frequency (UHF) and Very Excessive Frequency (VHF) radio customers.

Delivered by way of Inmarsat’s ELERA L-band community, the L-TAC functionality works throughout a number of radio producers and on new or legacy radios to allow seamless communications throughout radios constructed to function BLOS or non-BLOS, utilizing the identical keys, waveforms and even within the clear. Throughout a number of stay demonstrations, Inmarsat Authorities and its companions showcased L-TAC performance and interoperability using six differing radio sorts offered by companions L3Harris, Thales Protection and Safety, Inc., and Collins Aerospace. L3Harris demonstrated the power to function L-TAC by way of its embedded L-TAC software program working on the L3Harris AN/PRC-163 and AN/PRC-167 radios in addition to using the Spectra Group Slingshot applique working on the AN/PRC-117G radio. L3Harris additionally supported an L-TAC knowledge web demonstration which showcased Android Crew Consciousness Equipment (ATAK) performance throughout all three demonstration websites.


Walt Moffitt, Chief Architect, Inmarsat Authorities, stated “U.S. Authorities and Allied clients are actively using L-TAC to assist their missions on land, within the air and at sea world wide. These stay demonstrations present us with the chance to showcase our latest revolutionary options and spotlight how these capabilities scale to accommodate clients’ real-world operational challenges, as we speak and sooner or later. We’re grateful to our companions at L3Harris, Thales Protection and Safety Inc., Spectra Group, and Collins Aerospace for his or her assist and participation on this demonstration.”

Thales Protection and Safety, Inc. offered a number of AN/PRC-148 radios working with Spectra Group L-TAC appliques in assist of the demonstration working in each plain and cypher textual content mode throughout all three demonstration websites. Thales Protection and Safety, Inc. supported a plain textual content demonstration of the Collins Aerospace ARC-210 aero radio – efficiently demonstrating interoperability between the air and floor domains using its AN/PRC-148 radio.
Collins Aerospace showcased the AN/PRC-162 Networked Communications Floor Radio and the ARC-210 aero radio on the Reston, Virginia demonstration website. The Collins Aerospace demonstration included air to floor area operations, and the power to increase L-TAC BLOS communications to an extra AN/PRC-162 radio working in SINCGARS mode.
Demonstration contributors skilled how L-TAC, enabled by Spectra Group’s simple to make use of and extremely dependable Slingshot functionality, permits UHF and VHF to speak with one another seamlessly. All accomplice corporations highlighted how L-TAC creates a novel, high-performance answer that may increase the present Division of Protection (DoD) UHF legacy SATCOM system and its substitute constellation, the Cellular Consumer Goal System (MUOS). Authorities customers additionally glimpsed the most recent L-TAC innovation that permits international service on demand, offering them with fast and responsive service activation, in addition to digital RF-based, radio frequency over Web protocol (RFoIP) to assist distant operation of L-TAC channels globally.