Abidjan: Iridium to support South Korean military with connectivity

Mar 01, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Satellite provider Iridium has entered into an agreement with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Defense (MOD) to provide connectivity for strategic use within the Republic of Korea's military operations. Iridium will provide the ROK Army with a range of services, including real-time position-tracking capabilities for soldiers.

"This contract is especially meaningful as it is not just a supply of satellite terminals, but also a supply of a satellite communication system that can be fully integrated with the military network system, and it is characterized by the fact that SAT-PRE's outstanding performance is based on the reliability of the Iridium network through numerous battlefield tests, and it can be utilized out of the box with proven communication performance," said Tony Park, CEO, Arion Communications. Our solid partnership with Iridium has enabled us to secure this large-scale supply contract with the ROK MOD, and we thank Iridium for their support over the years, despite the lengthy timeline required by the nature of military contracts."

"The SAT-PRE is a project to secure a weapon system with improved performance over the existing Positioning Reporting Equipment through domestic procurement from 2021," added Young-geun Park, head of the Surveillance and Electronic Warfare Program Department, DAPA.