Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has given type approval for R4 Integration’s R4 C-130 Multi-Purpose Hatch System (MPHS) for use over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network.
Global Xpress offers reliable communications across land, air and sea for assured mobile connectivity and interoperability with government satellite systems.
The R4 MPHS is a low-profile Ka-band integrated system that can be configured with virtually any type antenna or sensor that meets the size constraints of the MPHS. The system is fully interoperable with military Ka-band systems and optimised for use over the Global Xpress constellation.
Developed for mission-critical roll-on/roll-off requirements of the most demanding government special operations forces and other government customers, the MPHS accesses various Ka-band networks to provide en route command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) support to airborne users on all C-130/L-100 aircraft variants.
Commenting on the development, Steve Gizinski, President, Inmarsat, said: “The rapidly growing military, government and commercial customer adoption of Global Xpress is a testament to its exceptional assured global mobile connectivity and seamless interoperability with military satellite resources. With R4’s MPHS, military users now have a very compact, Roll-On/Roll-Off solution to support airborne critical communications-on-the-move connectivity requirements.”
John Parsley, President of R4 added: “Our smart, integrated, hybrid solution meets the fast-changing intel requirements of airborne forces. Inmarsat’s Global Xpress provides the peak of seamless SATCOM-on-the-move operability for mission-critical operations based on our MPHS solution.”