Iridium Partner SKYTRAC Satcom chosen for Joint Light Helicopter French Armed Forces programme

H160M helicopter ©Iridium

Iridium Communications has announced that Airbus Helicopters is providing the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger – HIL) French Armed Forces Programme with H160Ms that will be factory-equipped with Iridium partner SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus Connected® SDL-700.

A multifunctional system, the SDL-700 is a satellite communication terminal, data acquisition, and onboard server system that utilizes Iridium Certus broadband connectivity to provide up to 704 Kbps of bandwidth to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard the H160Ms. The SDL-700 is the latest iteration of SKYTRAC’s flagship broadband satcom terminal, the SDL-350™.

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