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LEO to provide ‘game changing’ capability

7th November 2019 - 16:34 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology is set to provide a ‘game-changing’ capability for armed forces demanding flexible and cost-effective connectivity almost anywhere in the world, industry leaders suggested at the Global MILSATCOM conference in London this week.

Describing the emerging demand for increased signals from forward-deployed units across the contemporary operating environment, Airbus Defence and Space’s head of global secure communications, Richard Franklin, described LEO satellites as a ‘huge capability’ moving forward.

Airbus, which is currently contracted to support the UK Ministry of Defence’s Skynet 5 and 6 geo-stationary satellite programmes, is currently considering the design and development of

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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