Reliable and Secure Data and Communications in the World’s Most Challenging Places.

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The SATCOM Solutions business area of Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global leader in satellite communications and safety-critical technologies, and is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of solutions for the changing landscape your organization faces – offering services over land and at sea.

We live in a world with an ever-increasing demand for connected, high-speed services and bandwidth – communication satellite systems have the unique advantage to offer these types of services globally and uniformly, even in parts of the world where terrestrial networks can’t.  Wherever there is a strong latent need for safe, secure and simple communications – both services and equipment – satellite networks offer the best solution, giving each user high data rates, clarity and speed.

Satellite communication networks allow people in remote locations to access the internet, help vessels and aircrafts operate safely, and provide defense, government and emergency services with critical communication links during crises, natural disasters and states of emergency.

Partnered with Iridium Communications to make this happen and thanks to friendly, easy to use mobile satellite solutions for customers, services can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Thales is a value added manufacturer of satcom terminal products for Iridium NEXT’s voice and broadband data services (known as Iridium CertusSM). For customers, the unparalleled coverage and high dependability of the Iridium network means they can rely on the critical Iridium network as a communications lifeline when it is needed most.

For critical, mobile satellite communications – at sea and in remote parts of the world, no matter where your operation takes you, Thales delivers.

  • The solution to depend on. Always there, everywhere, for essential communications
  • Simple, adaptable, robust – designed for the real-life needs of users in any demanding situation
  • From Thales, the global provider of satellite communication systems and communications technologies in safety-critical environments everywhere

Results you can measure.

About Iridium


Iridium operates the world’s farthest reaching satellite telecommunications network with 100% global coverage. This satellite network plays a vital role in providing highly reliable voice and data communications services to the land, aviation, maritime and M2M markets.

Thales is a key partner with Iridium for offering customers the best terminal equipment able to access Iridium’s next generation services being delivered by Iridium NEXT (known as Iridium CertusSM).

Iridium NEXT is Iridium’s second-generation global satellite constellation: the backbone for the full constellation refresh. Iridium NEXT will maintain the existing Iridium constellation architecture of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.

Iridium CertusSM will provide connectivity services that will cover 100% of the globe and broadband data services range up to 1.4Mbps when fully deployed. As new satellites are launched, new phases of the network will become available and the completion of CertusSM is expected to in 2018 once the final satellites have been deployed.

Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor to deliver the NEXT constellation (2010-2017).