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Voyager IP wins Irish Naval Service VSAT Contract

Richard McGrath, operations manager, Voyager IP, who oversaw the installation

Voyager IP was recently awarded the contract by the Irish Naval Service (INS) for the supply and installation of VSAT hardware that will standardise the communications platform across the fleet.  

As project lead,  Voyager IP worked with Cobham and the AST Group to source and deliver the right solution for the INS.  Cobham, for which Voyager IP is now the recommended Irish reseller, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of marine and aerospace communications technology. The AST Group is a leading marine and land-based voice and high-speed data company, whose distribution network provides connectivity solutions on every continent.

Commander Brian Mathews, OIC, CIS Irish Naval Service, said “The Irish Naval Service is a modern technology enabled maritime military force that relies on communications systems to support naval operations at sea and to provide welfare services to our crews. With a maritime domain of nearly a million square kilometres, most patrolling takes place over the horizon with communications via satellite services.

As our satellite communications support partner, Voyager IP understands our communications needs and they ensure we have ‘always on’ satellite communications as they know that  no communications means no mission.  Voyager IP has a deep knowledge of satellite communications solutions which they align to our requirements, ensuring we have an optimal communications service to ensure the Naval Service can protect Ireland’s interests at sea 24/7/365 days of the year.”

Voyager IP has also utilised the services of Cork-based Mariteq Solutions to assist in the installation of the new hardware, which is now nearing completion. 

Mark Elliott, managing director, Voyager IP, said  “We were delighted to win the contract with the Irish Naval Services, and this further solidifies our position as the go-to company for Cobham antennas and marine VSAT support services in Ireland.