The NAL Research® (NAL) lead team made their way to the Officer’s Club at Hawaii’s Hickam Air Force Base on September 28, 2022. Key members of Indo-Pacific command organizations, including the commanders of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), the Special Operations Command for the Pacific (SOCPAC), and many others observed Iridium’s INDOPACOM field exercise, Operation Pacific Waves.
The team immediately began setting up a selection of NAL’s narrowband products configured to display device tracking of SHOUT Nano and QUICKSILVER® devices on a predetermined Team Awareness Kit (TAK) server specified for this operation. The QUICKSILVER is NAL’s newest product to hit the market–delivering the latest Iridium Certus® 100 midband service in a compact, ruggedized package.
With participation from NAL’s own deployed teams as well as partners in Australia, Alaska, Virginia, and Hawaii, NAL showcased the operational need for Beyond Line-Of-Sight (BLOS) and Over-The-Horizon (OTH) communications in the Indo-Pacific region while on-base, On-The-Move (OTM), and remotely from the field.
The team was effective in demonstrating a wide range of Friendly Force Tracking, Assured Position Navigation and Timing, and other new technologies across the Pacific Rim during these SATCOM field exercises. Iridium’s reliable mesh network of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), provided us (and provide our everyday customers) with truly global coverage anywhere in the world, even in the remote locations and vast oceans of the Indo-Pacific.
NAL enjoyed the opportunity to showcase how their devices contribute to Iridium satellite-based situational awareness and communications solutions in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Area of Responsibility and around the world, and enjoyed the chance to catch up with customers, partners, and teammates.
About NAL Research
NAL Research leads the industry in delivering innovative, military‐grade, global SATCOM & Assured‐ PNT solutions that are trusted by government and enterprise customers around the world. NAL Research has pioneered multiple miniature Iridium SATCOM capabilities for IoT and streaming solutions, with 100’s‐of‐thousands of devices in operation with our customers worldwide. NAL Research’s global communication products, coupled with its layered GPS Independent Navigation technology, make it the ideal partner for the government and industry’s toughest challenges.