L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced today that it is working with Avanti Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and Africa.
Ideal for high-demand government and military operations that require unlimited data transfer at superfast speeds (up to 10 Mbps), the new Ka-Band offering provides secure, cost-effective network options for users with multiple transportable and/or fixed nodes.
Numerous encrypted secure voice and data scenarios have been tested over the capability, under differing weather conditions, without any degradation in service.
Options include transportable variants utilising highly portable antennas for rapid deployment and a fixed-site variant providing a cost-effective connection. Tailored uncontended packages are available, including dedicated bandwidth and occasional use packages. Shared contended bandwidth packages are also available. This allows the services to be configured to meet a user’s specific operational requirements.
“We are pleased to be working with Avanti in bringing secure satellite communications to numerous international defence and government agencies,” said Adrian Cunningham, L-3 TRL vice president and head of its National Security division. “The Ka-Band airtime services offer extremely cost-effective network options with the added benefit of uncontended or contended communications, allowing users to stay connected during all types of weather.”
Ka-Band is part of L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN Bundled Airtime Service packages, which are designed to work in conjunction with its CATAPAN government grade network encryption devices and COTS modem hardware to provide secure mobile communications. A number of “out-of-the-box” dedicated service packages are available to ensure the highest levels of security for individual operational requirements.