In military communications architectures, the use of commercial satellite capacity is a firmly established and continuing trend. Whether driven by efficient resource management in the context of defence budget limits, or because of such other factors as the greater availability of cost-effective in-orbit bandwidth, or because the commercial satellite sector typically delivers satellites more quickly than government acquisition programmes, militaries around the world are significant consumers of satellite-delivered bandwidth.
- Commercial satellite services and provision of military critical bandwidth capacity gap filling
- The evolving satellite communications needs of the military: the war-fighter, the peacekeeper, the disaster recovery first responder
- Military demand for satellite capacity and adoption of COTM and COTP ground segment technologies
- Remotely deployed UAVs and other intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets providing bandwidth-hungry real-time HD video