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Satellite Communications

The Royal Signals are responsible for the provision of all of the Army's tactical satellite ground terminals, providing strategic and operational satellite communications for all land-based Headquarters.


Private Finance Initiative (PFI) with Paradigm Services Ltd. owning and managing the satellites in orbit and the controlling satellite groundstations.

The Skynet 5 PFI also provides the deployable satellite ground terminals, including the Reacher and Talon.

Provides a capability to extend the range of in-theatre systems such as FALCON and Cormorant as well as providing a connection to the UK fixed communications systems.


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