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Ultra Launches New Portable SATCOM Terminal Certified for the Inmarsat Global Xpress Network

January 18 2022

New GigaSat ULV-950mp represents a leap forward in manpack satellite terminals

Tring, UK - Ultra Intelligence & Communications has been granted approval by Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, to operate its new Ultra GigaSat ULV-950mp terminal over the Inmarsat Global Xpress network.

The Global Xpress network is the world’s first and only, globally available, seamless mobile wideband service. In U.S. government operation since July 2014, Global Xpress has established itself as the gold standard for reliable communications across land, air and sea for assured mobile connectivity and interoperability with government satellite systems.

The new Ultra GigaSat ULV-950mp terminal is a leader in size, weight, power and enhanced performance requirements. The terminal’s robust (MIL-STD-810G certified), compact and ultra-light design allow troops to establish a communications capability in the field of operation, facilitating mission-critical communications between soldiers in the field and command and control.

The Ultra GigaSat ULV-950mp terminal allows a single individual to set up and operate the terminal with no tools or special equipment required.  Featuring an auto-assist display, the terminal can be up and running in less than five minutes, making it ideal for high-pressure and harsh environments. In addition to the built-in iDirect 950mp modem, the solution includes additional external RF ports, making it modem agnostic for maximum deployment flexibility. Its Tri-band (Ka, Ku and X-band) capability allows terminal operators to change frequency bands in the field, maximising modularity mission performance.

Trevor Vizard, Deputy Global Sales Director for Ultra’s SATCOM solutions, commented, “The Ultra GigaSat ULV-950mp satellite terminal is the most compact and powerful multi-certified, multi-bearer, multi-frequency solution we’ve launched to date and certification for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network is a strategically important milestone for Ultra’s SATCOM GigaSat solutions. The addition of the Inmarsat GX network provides flexibility and delivers the world’s most advanced mobile satellite communication services for our global customer base.”

Matt Wissler, Chief Technical Officer, Inmarsat Government commented, “We are pleased to add the Ultra GigaSat ULV-950mp satellite terminal to our rich portfolio of highly reliable user terminals for Global Xpress. With ULV-950mp, land expeditionary users now have access to Inmarsat’s always-on, secure wideband connectivity anywhere they need to operate.”

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Ultra Intelligence & Communications

Trevor Vizard

Deputy Global Sales Director, GigaSat

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 892000

[email protected]



Jonathan Sinnatt/Matthew Knowles

Inmarsat Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7728 1518/1355

[email protected] 


About Ultra

Ultra provides application-engineered solutions in the key elements of mission critical and intelligent systems. Through innovative problem solving, using sustainable capabilities and evolving technologies, we deliver outstanding solutions to our customers’ most complex problems in defense, security, critical detection and control environments.

The Intelligence & Communications strategic business unit of Ultra provides a wide range of Communications, Specialist Radio Frequency, Command & Control and Cyber solutions.  www.ultra.group

About Inmarsat Government

The U.S. government has relied on and trusted Inmarsat satellite services since 1979. Inmarsat Government continues to deliver the world’s most advanced global, mobile satellite communication services to U.S. defense, intelligence, homeland security, public safety and civilian agencies, with highly reliable, secure and affordable connectivity. Built with government users in mind, Inmarsat Government provides resilient, flexible capabilities to complement government satellite resources, anytime, anywhere. Leveraging an industry-leading scalable multiband network infrastructure, Inmarsat Government offers a suite of managed network services and end-to-end communication solutions to support users on land, at sea and in the air, even in the world's most remote regions. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Inmarsat Government is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat Group Holdings Limited. 


About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

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