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FBI to Use Intelsat’s FlexAir Air Mobility Service 

By Rachel Jewett | September 7, 2022
FBI Cybersecurity

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has a deal to use Intelsat General Corporation’s FlexAir service for airborne communications. Intelsat announced the deal for IGC partner Telecom International on Wednesday. 

FlexAir will provide the FBI with situational awareness and command, control, and communication. This solution delivers preflight, in-route transit, and on-station data, voice, and video communication capabilities. It uses Intelsat’s Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite fleet, combining Ku-band HTS coverage with wide and spot beams. 

Telecom International is a service provider that supports the U.S. government with comsatcom for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs. In addition, IGC FlexAir partner Satcom Direct (SD) Government will provide service delivery for the contract. 

“IGC is committed to delivering a high-performance managed service to all types of government aero users,” said IGC President, Dave Micha. “We understand government missions require unwavering service, in the toughest of environments and on non-negotiable deadlines. Intelsat will always rise to the challenge.”