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Spanish Ministry Of Defence Approves Globalstar Satellite Phone And Orders 300 More SPOT Gen3™ Devices


  • Spanish Ministry of Defence approves Globalstar’s GSP-1700 satellite phone for use by its field personnel
  • Government demonstrates its ongoing trust in Globalstar solutions by purchasing 300 extra SPOT Gen3™ GPS messenger devices
  • Globalstar solutions play a key role in helping troops and other staff stay in touch and respond to situations quickly
Dublin, Ireland, October 02nd 2014- Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader in mobile satellite communications, today announced that the Spanish Ministry of Defence has approved the GSP-1700 satellite phone for use by its personnel and also has extended its use of SPOT Gen3 GPS tracking and safety devices with an order for a further 300 units.

By choosing Globalstar’s satellite devices to communicate with the troops and track their whereabouts, the Spanish Ministry of Defence is increasing its ability to control deployment, logistics and safety of its personnel.
The Spanish Ministry of Defence chose the GSP-1700 satellite phone because of its compact size, crystal clear voice quality and Globalstar’s market-beating service costs. Users of Globalstar solutions benefit from the world’s only second generation satellite network in orbit, offering latency-free, crystal clear call quality.

Spanish Ministry of Defence personnel operating in remote locations with no cellular coverage started using SPOT devices in 2012. These included the low-cost, rugged, pocket-sized SPOT Gen3s. Now with over 500 SPOT devices deployed in the field, wherever they may be, Ministry of Defence personnel can communicate with central command for fast recovery in case of an emergency as well as ongoing tracking of people and assets.

“We have benefited from using Globalstar’s technology as we improve safety and communication for our field staff. The Globalstar devices and service have been particularly important in areas and in terrain where traditional communications can be fraught with risk, and can’t be relied upon,” said Javier de la Cal from the Spanish Ministry of Defence. “With the addition of the GSP-1700 handsets, we believe our troops will be equipped with the best satellite communications products available to support them in the field.”

“Traditional communications rely on line of sight from one base station to the next, but those base stations can be at risk in a crisis or war situation. Instead, satellite communications provide increased reliability levels,” said Gavan Murphy, Director of Marketing, Globalstar EMEA.

Globalstar’s SPOT solution is fully integrated with the Spanish Ministry of Defence’s Command and Control system.  SPOT devices from Globalstar allow users to send custom messages to central control, confirming that they are OK, speedily and accurately communicating their GPS location and providing emergency assistance when required. SPOT, which has facilitated more than 3,000 rescues worldwide, has a single SOS button to press in an emergency.

About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to government, commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Globalstar customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.

About Spot LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT voice devices use the Globalstar network to transmit two-way communication.  SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 3,000 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For media information, please contact:

Gavan Murphy
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd.

Rachel Postlethwaite
White Tiger Communications
+44 7949 883636