Real-time video transmission capabilities are critical to ISR operations, which is why this European operator chose to equip its aircraft with the complete Eclipse solution for its ISR missions.
The solution includes an L-band SATCOM antenna and transceiver, router, server, navigation equipment, airtime and Eclipse’s Aero+ Velocity software application. Using Inmarsat’s worldwide SwiftBroadband (SBB) network the operator doesn’t have to negotiate and manage new satellite spot beam contracts for new geographic operations—they can fly missions anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
While Eclipse also provides Ku- and Ka-band solutions to the ISR community, this operator’s need for operational flexibility combined with specific connectivity requirements demonstrates L-band SATCOM’s continued importance as an ISR mission tool. This is particularly true when these solutions are implemented with the right tools, including Aero+ Velocity software.