Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian are now Airbus Defence and Space


Government Communications

More protection and reliability for critical operations. Flexible solutions.

More protection and reliability for critical operations. Flexible solutions.

Astrium Services is a one-stop shop for VSAT and mobile satellite networks in a multitude of frequency bands. We provide high-quality communications to governments, armed forces and NGOs, supporting applications in land, aeronautical and maritime environments.

We design and deliver custom end-to-end satcom solutions to meet specific end-user requirements. Ranging from the provisioning of satellite capacity to the procurement and installation of terminals, they include application development and day-to-day management of network operations. We also offer a comprehensive portfolio of packaged solutions, such as welfare communications services and tracking services for armed forces personnel worldwide.

We are a world-class leader in the design, system integration and supply of complete end-to-end satellite communication systems for government markets and high-end corporate customers and broadcasters.

We offer efficient, resilient systems with unparalleled flexibility and security. Our customers can depend on our tailored, cost-effective solutions to deliver the services required.



  • Delivering milsatcom services through the Skynet fleet of satellites to the US DoD, the UK government, NATO, allied nations and other government organisations
  • Providing milsat services and welfare communications to the German Bundeswehr
  • Leading provider of Inmarsat aeronautical services
  • Full portfolio of subscription services, transponded capacity and MSS equipment
  • AirPatrol – lightweight broadband terminal for fixed, rotary and unmanned airborne applications
  • SCOTPatrol – next-generation lightweight naval terminal for broadband communications
  • Co-prime for a fully integrated turnkey satellite communications system for YahSat and United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
  • Overall system prime contractor responsible for the Skynet 5 fleet ground communication systems

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