Satcom Direct Communications

Delivering satellite communications solutions for government and military operations.

Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) provides government and military users with aeronautical, land-mobile, and maritime satellite communications using Inmarsat, Iridium, and Ku-band services. SDC is the leading provider of aeronautical satellite connectivity services to U.S. Military, DOD, and state and local agencies who depend on reliable, global communications. Our team ensures our government users stay connected in-flight, at sea, or in remote locations around the world.


We offer total package solutions and help you determine the right mix of services and equipment that best suit your communication needs. With our industry-leading customer service team and our full portfolio of satellite communications services, we are here to provide connectivity solutions for all your government and military operations. Our dedicated team is composed of retired U.S. Military veterans with an extensive background in aviation, satellite communications, and government and military operations. With our top of the line 24/7 technical support, consider Satcom Direct Communications your command center for all of your government satellite communication needs.

Aviation Hardware and Applications Services and Product Offerings

In addition to our industry leading services, Satcom Direct Communications has developed state-of- the-art aviation products to keep crews connected.


The Satcom Direct Router (SDR®) manages all of the mission communication systems—L-band, Ku- band, Ka-band, X-band, 3G/4G, and WiFi—as allowed on the aircraft via intelligent traffic control that allows simultaneous use of current and future government and commercial satellite services.


Plane Simple, the secure online account management access tool allows end users to access records for communications services available on the aircraft. Plane Simple provides configuration summaries and usage records as well as call traffic related to recent and historical flight information.


Unity™ enables your avionics technicians to connect to various SATCOM systems via a standardized selection of terminal adaptors, and it includes the Get Satcom® and getORT+® mobile applications for troubleshooting, diagnostics, and configuration information.


The Mobile Access Troubleshooting Application (MATA℠) assists end users by providing a tool to troubleshoot the connectivity and configuration of SATCOM systems on the aircraft. Networking commands such as Ping and Traceroute are used to verify if devices are successfully connected to the Internet.


The Satcom Direct Data Center secures all Satcom Direct services. This 25,000-sq-ft facility is built to Tier III standards and provides the encrypted connection for SATCOM network traffic to ground earth stations and manages connectivity for end user networks. No matter where the traffic is generated, our data center is constantly monitoring it to detect and report potentially malicious activity. All security policies are in accordance with SSAE 16 and FISMA recommendations and the operation is SSAE 16 SOC 1 type 2 compliant.

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