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Iridium (also known as Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services) is

[a] radio-based communications satellite constellation operated by Iridium, Inc., that provides global, handheld, satellite telephone service.[1]

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Iridium "provides secure and non-secure voice and data services to DOD tactical and non-tactical users. Although Iridium is a commercial SATCOM service, DOD has procured and installed an Iridium gateway which provides direct connection to DSN and NIPRNET services. DISA has contracts in place from which DOD and other U.S. Government users can obtain service."[2]

References Edit

  1. Spectrum Management for Science in the 21st Century, Glossary, at 228.
  2. Joint Publication 6-0, at II-15.

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