Satellite  |  2023-09-06

UltiSat Expands Coverage Areas for GC5 SATCOM TRANSEC Enabled Service Technical Trials

Source: Ultisat
Curated by: Gert Jan Wolf - Editor-in Chief for The Critical Communications Review

UltiSat, a global provider of advanced communications solutions to government, humanitarian-aid and critical infrastructure markets, has expanded the coverage area for technical trials for its new GC5 SATCOM TRANSEC Service.

GC5 is a new fully managed, end-to-end TRANSEC service, specifically designed to meet DoD Instruction 8523.01 and NSA CSA requirements. Coverage is now available in the continental United States (CONUS) and Europe Middle East (EME) regions for technical trials and live demonstrations.  The trials and network operations are supported out of UltiSat’s teleport facilities in Laurel, Maryland USA and Biddinghuizen, Netherlands.

UltiSat announced the introduction of its GC5 SATCOM Service earlier this year with technical trials and demonstrations starting in May. GC5 is the first off-the-shelf satellite communications service designed specifically to meet the DoD mandated TRANSEC security demands of today’s tactical environment. The bundled solution includes a selection of remote terminals, bandwidth plans, coverage areas, and data center interconnection options. GC5 includes inherent security features that meet or exceed US Department of Defense standards, including a TRANSEC compliant architecture and FIPS 140-2 certified encryption.  The GC5 moniker, refers to “Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Cyber” as critical elements of government missions.

“A key feature of the GC5 Service is the ability to seamlessly move terminals across coverage areas as mission locations change, without any government infrastructure investment,” said UltiSat President and CEO David Myers. “To enable customers to test GC5 in a range of different scenarios, UltiSat is further expanding coverage for technical trials into key government operational areas.”