Thales Delivers Global Connectivity on Iridium Certus® to Clients Worldwide

Three months after the new Iridium Certus broadband service went live, Thales announces it has shipped over 1,000 units, enabling connectivity for people anytime, anywhere. These units are made up of both Thales MissionLINK® and Thales VesseLINK™ solutions.

Beginning in 2018,Thales began establishing a strong network of partners in the mobile satellite services domain. Now, a total of thirteen global distribution partners are providing end-users with critical, on-demand satellite connectivity solutions, for on land and at sea applications. This robust distribution network is made up of AST, Arion Communications, Comsat, Globalsat Group, Marlink, MetOcean Telematics, MVS USA, Network Innovations, Pivotel, Satcom Direct, SpaceNet, Speedcast and Trace Systems.

“We’re very proud of our solutions and seeing the market’s reaction to our offering has been very exciting. Obtaining positive feedback is a key metric for us at Thales and we’re very happy with everything we’ve heard about the units we’ve delivered to date,”

said Mike Sheehan, CEO of Thales Defense and Security, Inc.

“We’re truly helping our customers achieve their big ambitions, which is our end goal.”

Thales is the only manufacturer to date with an Iridium Certus certified land-mobile solution, proving a commitment to customers worldwide, and truly delivering the future of connectivity to customers, today.


MissionLINK® and VesseLINK™ solutions operate using Iridium Certus broadband services over a network of 66 satellites that cover 100% of the globe.

The MissionLINK® solution utilizes this robust network service to provide highly reliable, mobile and essential voice, text and web communications for fixed sites and mobile users.Thales VesseLINK™ provides global satellite coverage for maritime communications.