Kymeta Completes Kalo Sea Trials for US Government

The cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) underway during an exercise in the Arabian Gulf in 2011. Photo: U.S. Navy/ Walter M. Wayman.

The cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) underway during an exercise in the Arabian Gulf in 2011. Photo: U.S. Navy/ Walter M. Wayman.

Kymeta announced that its Kymeta Government Solutions (KGS) division has successfully completed month-long sea trials on small watercraft with an undisclosed U.S. government customer using its Kalo satellite internet services bundled with Kymeta KyWay terminals.

Kymeta performed the trials as the vessels moved from inland waterways to distances as far as 100 miles offshore, experiencing varying sea states and weather conditions.

Kymeta’s satellite connectivity data packages offer options available in 1 GB to 80 GB per month plans, and also provide additional benefits as a non-Committed Information Rate (CIR) service.

“Kalo is ideal for training and other applications,” said David Kervin, KGS general manager and vice president. “It is the ideal complement to the CIR satellite services already utilized by KGS global government customers and easily fits within many government users’ credit card budgets.”

According to Intelsat General Corp. President Skot Butler, the company’s partnership with Kymeta for Kalo is driven by the desire to simplify and accelerate access to cost-effective connectivity for its U.S. government customers.

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