Airbus, GRC, Avanti and Get SAT to provide secure satcom-on-the-move connectivity

Posted on 19 August, 2021 by Advance 

Airbus Defence and Space, GRC Ltd, Avanti Communications Group plc and Get SAT Ltd, have signed a multimillion dollar contract to deliver high-speed, secure satcom-on-the-move connectivity.

On the move satcom mounted on a Range Rover vehicle.
Courtesy PRNewsfoto / Get SAT

GRC have partnered with Airbus to deliver hardware, training and support for Get SAT Micro sat terminals on Avanti airtime, allowing users to access high-speed voice and data in some of the most challenging environments on the planet. Based in the UK, GRC Ltd specialises in the design, integration and support of satellite, RF, cloud and IP networking solutions.

The solution was selected following extensive trials by Airbus and GRC together with the customer, ensuring terminals were robust enough and able to provide the required Committed Information Rate (CIR) to the user, on a high-throughput service using Ka-band satellite capability.

Incorporating GRC's mag-mount system, the Micro SAT can be securely mounted as a walk-on-fit, without permanent vehicle modifications, allowing users to be connected within minutes and be moved between vehicles as required.

Richard Budd, Head of the UK & US Secure Communications business at Airbus said: "Providing this high-throughput SATCOM on the Move capability is an exciting and innovative development. This capability will ensure that users can enjoy hi-speed data rates while on the move. Our experts work together with the end-users to ensure requirements are fully met."

Airbus and GRC will also deliver a full training package to users in addition to ongoing 24/7 support offered through its experienced engineering teams.

Steve Slater, Managing Director at GRC said: "This contract means a lot to GRC who as an SME are delighted to be delivering a significant and much needed capability. The terminals being delivered are also suitable for maritime use and therefore are able to fit wider needs."

Donald Walker, Director of Government Sales at Avanti: "We've worked hard with GRC and Get SAT to prove that Avanti's high throughput Ka-band satellites and these small terminals can deliver genuine capability enhancements to critical end user groups. We're delighted to add this Land and Maritime "Satellite on The Move" capability into our portfolio."

Kfir Benjamin, Get SAT CEO: "The collaboration with GRC and Avanti is very important to Get SAT and brings to the end users, not only the terminals but a turn key solution for Satcom wherever and whenever they need bandwidth."