Iridium signs five-year contract with L3Harris to protect FAA critical infrastructure

Iridium Communications Inc. has signed a new five-year commercial contract with L3Harris Technologies for the Iridium Satellite Time and Location (STL) service. Under the terms of the agreement, Iridium will provide the STL service to more than three dozen L3Harris-operated communications network backbone nodes and a similar number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities throughout the United States.

L3Harris owns and operates a private nationwide network for the FAA, providing voice, data, and video communications for the National Airspace System operations and mission support functions. The Iridium STL service is part of the overall network timing architecture that removes dependencies on GPS as a primary timing source.

Compact devices provided by Adtran’s Oscilloquartz division that receive Iridium STL signals are also included in the solution for L3Harris. 

The contract signing follows Iridium’s announcement that it has acquired Satelles, Inc., a provider of secure satellite-based time and location services. 

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