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Defense Ministry intends to purchase satellite phones for 7 million rubles

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The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced a tender for 7 million 363 thousand. 602 rubles, according to which the agency intends to receive Iridium 9575 portable satellite communication terminals.



“Portable satellite communication terminals (hereinafter referred to as“ PTSS ”) should ensure the operation and provision of telecommunication services provided for by these Technical Requirements (hereinafter referred to as TT) throughout the Russian Federation, including the northern maritime latitudes,” the order documentation states.

The mode of providing telecommunications services PTSS should be continuous.

PTSS must provide the user with a telephone connection; two-way transmission of short text messages (sms and e-mail), Internet access, data transmission over a dial-up channel, data transmission in packets of short messages.

Operative registration in the system of user equipment for the purpose of telephone communication - no more than one minute.

The company "Iridium" (Iridium) was once partly owned GCC them. M. V. Khrunichev. It was later bought by Iridium Communications Inc., one of the largest users of which is the US government.

The Iridium system has long been used in Russia, despite the fact that the system received all the necessary permissions from the Russian authorities only in September of 2012. From a technical point of view, the availability of permits and the local gateway is not required, since the signal comes from the subscriber to the satellite, and from there to the main station in the United States.

In 2012, the government commission on federal communications and technological issues of informatization approved the beginning of the official operation of the Iridium mobile satellite communications system in Russia.
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  1. Airman
    Airman 15 November 2013 10: 39
    32
    That's all, now the Americans will listen to our military. But what about Shoigu’s statement that the equipment will be only Russian-made? But communication, this is the basis of command and control, without communication in a modern situation, commanders are deaf and blind. It feels like somewhere in the bowels of the United States are American consultants.
    1. Stiletto
      Stiletto 15 November 2013 11: 47
      15
      Well, here is what Snowden’s colleagues will hear:

      What do you mean do not fly? I have a general here. General

      - Okay, we’ll fly out. - Come on, I'm waiting.

      Now we know everything. They send a helicopter here.

      Well, from a helicopter, from a tank - all this is unsportsmanlike.

      Seeds, wild boars in the far swamp were seen.

      - Listen, I have an old general, it’s difficult for him to walk. - I got you.

      - Look nearby. No need to fly far!
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 15 November 2013 13: 09
      13
      Quote: Povshnik
      It feels like somewhere in the bowels of the United States are American consultants.


      Something is small ... in my opinion half of the government is American agents of influence.

      I’m wondering why do we need communications that will stop working at the right time? Purely for a life to crack? Tapa bureaucratic mabila is not camillo now?
      1. Hudo
        Hudo 15 November 2013 14: 35
        +9
        - Connect with the second battalion.
        “Yes, the line will be free, and I will connect you.”
        “Yes, I have heard this from you for two hours!” Can you finally connect or not ?!
        - Yes, you can! Who to connect you with?
        - With whom, with whom - with the Pentagon!
        - I'm connecting.
        - Hello, Pentagon?
        - Yes, sir!
        - Can you connect with the second battalion?
        - Yes, sir!
        1. Airman
          Airman 15 November 2013 14: 51
          +6
          Quote: Hudo
          - Connect with the second battalion.
          “Yes, the line will be free, and I will connect you.”
          “Yes, I have heard this from you for two hours!” Can you finally connect or not ?!
          - Yes, you can! Who to connect you with?
          - With whom, with whom - with the Pentagon!
          - I'm connecting.
          - Hello, Pentagon?
          - Yes, sir!
          - Can you connect with the second battalion?
          - Yes, sir!

          Not a big correction: -Can you connect with the second battalion?
          - What is the part number and where is it located?
          military unit 1321, Uryupinsk.
          -Sir, connecting.
          1. Sergh
            Sergh 15 November 2013 15: 43
            +4
            I'm cheering! Clearly, this is a joke of the press. This cannot be.
            Although I can fool around ... when Aeroflot's flight from Sheremetyevo to Cuba gained a height of 9000 meters, a disco began.

            CEOs, top managers and numerous office plankton danced “Lady” under Elvis Presley. Spray of champagne flew in different directions, and the flight attendants begged not to stomp very much, so as not to break the floor of the airliner.

            Edward Snowden, grimaced as an African American, was sitting buried in a magazine. He was very worried. Nearby was WikiLeaks translator Emilia and held his hand.

            After several hours of flight, the burnout in the cabin reached its climax - thrash played. The general director of StroySpetsMash LLC Nikita Ivanovich Golubtsov with his wife reclined in the aisle between the rows of seats and, wiping away tears of tenderness, showed everyone who wanted their family album.

            “This is our wedding night,” said Nikita Ivanovich, poking at a black-and-white photograph with four bare feet in the foreground, “Oh, how much time has passed!” So young and slender were! And now?

            And two lines formed in the nose and stern of the aircraft - in front, Father Porfiry (appointed rector of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba) communed everyone, and in the tail manager Lisovsky lit his five-liter hookah. Having defended one turn, people immediately took a place in another.

            At the feet of Snowden, lawyer Andrei Nikolayevich Parfyonov peacefully fell asleep - in a dream he wiped his glasses with one hand, and touched the tights of the translator Emilia with the other. She did not push him away so as not to attract attention.

            Suddenly in the speakers came the voice of the commander of the ship:

            - Dear passengers! Sit back and fasten your seatbelt. We are strongly advised to land at New York International Airport. Do not worry, this is not for long.

            - What the hell ?! - exploded the cries of the salon, - We need to Havana! Do not stop!

            Edward Snowden's heart sank.

            “Everything, this is the end,” flashed through his head.

            Emilia stumbled and ran to Father Porfiry. She spoke hotly and gestured with her hands. He nodded his head knowingly.

            When the board landed and there was silence, the priest climbed into the seat and, raising the cross, said to the flock:

            - Orthodox! Even Saint Dmitry Donskoy said that God is not in power, but in Truth. In this heavenly chariot, among us, is the servant of God, who was not afraid to challenge Satan. And now he is being persecuted for Truth! Now the servants of the Devil will burst in and try to seize him! - father pointed to Edward.

            At that time, Snowden was washing his makeup with alcohol wipes - he wanted to appear in front of the cameras in his guise.

            “Bro,” said Nikita Ivanovich, General Director of StroySpetsMash LLC, who approached him. “We won’t give you away.” After all, we will not give it back ?!

            - We will not give up! Cried out the whole plane.

            Golubtsov nodded his head approvingly and took off his tailcoat.

            - No, Nikita! - whispered his wife.

            “It is necessary, Nastya,” he answered, putting on the faded vest that he took out of the safe bag, “I used to be not a director, but a real ship boy!” Marine! I will tear my teeth for the truth!

            Men began to change into everything clean, and Father Porfiry sprayed them with holy water.
            1. Sergh
              Sergh 15 November 2013 15: 46
              +4
              When the ramp pulled up to the plane, the door opened and the figure of the lawyer Parfyonov appeared in the opening (he was woken up and hung over):

              - This is the territory ... the territory of the Russian Federation ... federation! You don’t have a great ... great ... Go to ... wow, in short!

              But American intelligence agents simply pushed Nikolai Andreyevich and went into the salon.

              - Mr. Snowden? Come with us, ”they said, going up to Edward.

              At that moment, Father Porfiry got up and said loudly:

              - Lord trusting in You, let us not be ashamed forever and ever!

              This was a signal - Russian people rushed at the Americans.

              A live CNN broadcast showed the world how those who entered there two minutes ago were sliding down the ramp.

              The second attempt to pull Snowden out of the plane also proved to be futile. The whole planet clung to the TV screens.

              The operation leader was called to the phone - on the other end of the wire was Barack Obama himself:

              - What is going on with you?

              “Mr. President, the Russians don’t give Snowden away!” Do you want to use weapons?

              - You are crazy !!! What weapon?! Do you want to start the third world war ?!

              - What to do?

              - What kind of noise is there?

              “The Russians are singing on the plane.”

              - Sing?

              - Here, listen, Mr. President.

              A song unknown to the American ear was heard from the plane:

              Goodbye, comrades! With god, cheers!
              The boiling sea beneath us!
              We didn’t even think with you yesterday,
              That now die under the waves.
              Neither a stone nor a cross will say where they lay down
              To the glory we are the Russian flag.
              Only the waves of the sea will glorify for centuries
              The heroic death of "Varyag".

              “Try another storm,” Obama said quietly.

              But as soon as the units were made at the gangway, the Russians themselves launched a counterattack! The living wave that escaped from the ramp crushed agents, and the loud “Hurray!” rolled over Kennedy Airport. The general evacuation began.

              Soon, the entire terminal was captured by the Russians. Tricolors and red flags rose on the buildings. A team of manager Lisovsky burst into Duty Free and seized all the stocks of hard drinks.

              “Do not take cigars,” he said, “there are a lot of them in Cuba.”

              Two hours later, the airport was cordoned off by a tank division. But the passengers had already returned aboard and closed the doors behind them.

              Edward Snowden cried and hugged his saviors.

              “Spasibo,” he said sincerely.

              But Barack Obama ordered to let the plane go.

              - Let these communists go to hell! The country began to panic. The Internet is replete with reports that the Russians have invaded!

              When Aeroflot's flight from Sheremetyevo to Cuba gained a height of 9000 meters, a disco began.
              1. alone
                alone 15 November 2013 20: 42
                +3
                )) We continue the theme of jokes, jokes.

                diary of Iraqi mujahideen.
                1) 02-10-2004. we suddenly attacked the city of umm-kasr and after a heavy battle we drove the Americans out of there.
                2) 03-10-2004. The Americans launched a massive bombardment and drove us out of the Umm-Qasr.
                3) 04-10-2004
                the guards of Lukoil came. They swore violently. We and the Americans were driven out of the city into the desert so that we could fight there laughing
    3. timer
      timer 16 November 2013 00: 04
      +1
      I agree, outrageous! Instead of developing our connection, we will use the connection of our enemy No. 1. We clap.
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  3. svp67
    svp67 15 November 2013 10: 41
    +1
    The company "Iridium" (Iridium) was once partly owned GCC them. M. V. Khrunichev. It was later bought by Iridium Communications Inc., one of the largest users of which is the US government.

    User, user, and to whom exactly does this company belong?
    1. AVV
      AVV 15 November 2013 12: 32
      +2
      Seven million rubles wasted again, it would not be time for any of the buyers to send to Kolyma to serve !!! !!!
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 15 November 2013 15: 02
        +1
        What do you want?

        globallookpress.com globallookpress.com
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    2. APASUS
      APASUS 15 November 2013 20: 24
      0
      Quote: svp67
      User, user, and to whom exactly does this company belong?

      Try to guess!
      Company:

      Iridium Communications (Iridium Communications Inc.)
      Stock Ticker:

      NASDAQ: IRDM
      Corporate Headquarters:

      Macklin, Virginia
      Operations Centers:

      Tempe Arizona and
      Leesburg, Virginia, USA
      Primary Earth Portal

      Stations
      Tempe, Arizona, USA
    3. baku1999
      baku1999 16 November 2013 00: 40
      0
      PENDAGON BELONGS TO ALL, DEAR ..............
  4. Fin
    Fin 15 November 2013 10: 45
    +9
    From a technical point of view, permissions and a local gateway are not required, since the signal comes from the subscriber to the satellite, and from there to the headend in the USA.

    The ingenious decision! And what we ourselves cannot do such a protected station with our satellite? At the right time, they will turn off the station and we will hammer nails with phones. And control of troops under the control of the United States is how?
    1. Airman
      Airman 15 November 2013 11: 31
      +1
      Quote: Fin

      The ingenious decision! And what we ourselves cannot do such a protected station with our satellite? At the right time, they will turn off the station and we will hammer nails with phones. And control of troops under the control of the United States is how?

      This FSB decided for 7 million rubles to throw the Americans a misinformation, let them listen.
    2. Know-nothing
      Know-nothing 15 November 2013 12: 05
      +1
      Of course we can.
  5. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 15 November 2013 10: 50
    +8
    The scandal with the wiretap didn’t have time to die out ... Hey! Ministry of Defense, did you think well ??? !!! ... Or again "from the top" prompted? ..
    And kag-be then didn’t work out like on this very cartoon ...
  6. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 15 November 2013 10: 57
    +4
    because the signal comes from the subscriber to the satellite, and from there to the headend in the United States.
    Nice thing ... Americans are probably so happy!
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 15 November 2013 18: 55
      +1
      Quote: MIKHAN
      ... Americans are probably so happy!

      Could, and present for such a thing.
  7. major071
    major071 15 November 2013 10: 57
    +6
    I just didn’t understand that we don’t have ours? Guys, relying on foreign will not help us, we need to introduce domestic, I do not think that we have no groundwork in this industry. So say that it’s cheaper and the kickbacks are big, but it won’t reach the war like. fool
  8. kafa
    kafa 15 November 2013 11: 12
    +1
    you scream don't scream but scream secretly belay and at one o'clock the switch klats and kina will not
  9. Nitarius
    Nitarius 15 November 2013 11: 31
    +2
    How MUCH TAM TABURETKINS sits in the BACKS of the MIN.defense ???
    Set against the wall and shoot must be for SUCH!
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  11. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    +3
    And I know how to do that in the US, well, they did not hear anything!
    To distribute the phones to the generals, to prohibit them to turn on, and to back up with a scotch tape just such a sign:
  12. alekseinew
    alekseinew 15 November 2013 11: 58
    0
    it’s necessary to think of such a thing, a station in the United States is a 100% wiretap of all negotiations, and in the event of a war, not even with the United States, but with some of their minions such as Georgia, they’ll simply cut off the connection, they sold out there at all !!!!
    Does not teach the life of fools!
  13. Unisonic
    Unisonic 15 November 2013 12: 00
    0
    The good news is that the purchase price is not 700 billion rubles.
  14. Prutkov
    Prutkov 15 November 2013 12: 07
    +4
    !!! In 2008, the general ordered a satellite phone from us. And then he was surprised - where did the Georgian special forces come from in the bushes ?!
  15. kafa
    kafa 15 November 2013 12: 13
    +1
    to this elegant tube, a scrambler in an armor shell and on the back of the general let him chat laughing
  16. avg
    avg 15 November 2013 12: 22
    +8
    I read the headline on the site and was delighted. I read the article - how they poured shit.
    1. Yura
      Yura 15 November 2013 12: 49
      +1
      Quote: avg
      I read the headline on the site and was delighted. I read the article - how they poured shit.

      I have the same feelings.
  17. Colonel
    Colonel 15 November 2013 12: 37
    11
    And these people made me take my cell phone at the entrance to the division headquarters. fool
  18. WIN969
    WIN969 15 November 2013 13: 00
    0
    It seems to be an article from the time of Serdyukov, how did it get here?
    1. starhina01
      starhina01 15 November 2013 21: 37
      0
      answer with the articles above ..but you still did not know hi
  19. horoh
    horoh 15 November 2013 13: 03
    0
    It's not about the wiretap itself, the Iridium system is tricky, with the ability to remotely disable and control each terminal. Hop, there is a connection, but noooooo connection !!!!
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  21. Oberst_71
    Oberst_71 15 November 2013 13: 17
    +3
    the country is in shock! where is nanochubestechnology?
  22. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 14: 24
    -1
    HA-HA-HA-HA-HA !!! There are no comments.
  23. rudolff
    rudolff 15 November 2013 14: 46
    +7
    Everything is even more fun than it sounds. Iridium began to issue satellite telephones to the commanders of the submarine and these devices are actually used even for communication with the headquarters of the fleet. Especially after its transfer to St. Petersburg. The communications center of the Navy remained in the same place. Hence the demand for stable communications in the northern latitudes. Tell me about this about ten years ago, I would have laughed for a long time. And now...
    1. EdwardTich68
      EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 16: 16
      +1
      Well, why openly declare the purchase from a potential enemy? You can do everything through shell companies. If we ourselves can’t do it.
  24. Stinger
    Stinger 15 November 2013 14: 47
    +4
    Indeed, is it not in Skolkovo to order? There, 7 million are not even taken as a tip.
  25. Stinger
    Stinger 15 November 2013 14: 47
    +2
    Indeed, is it not in Skolkovo to order? There, 7 million are not even taken as a tip.
  26. saag
    saag 15 November 2013 15: 08
    +1
    Why are you so excited? It’s a convenient thing, because it used to be like - you have to catch a spy, turn it over and start a radio game after that, and then you pick up the phone, dial the number and merge the desu directly into the NSA, everything is for people :-)
    1. Brother77
      Brother77 15 November 2013 15: 58
      +2
      Yes, they don’t catch spies right now. Corrupt affairs are needed for officers, etc. Do not fly in the clouds
      1. saag
        saag 15 November 2013 17: 33
        0
        And who was detained not so long ago in Moscow with a map and compass?
        1. max702
          max702 15 November 2013 20: 46
          +1
          Unpaid! Pay and live in peace ..
  27. maksim
    maksim 15 November 2013 15: 14
    +2
    some kind of muddy idea with satellite phones, in my opinion, the server is also unclear where
  28. Tanysh
    Tanysh 15 November 2013 15: 22
    +2
    The question arises, but didn’t you try to turn on your head?
  29. Mizhgan
    Mizhgan 15 November 2013 15: 34
    +1
    Article - the next in_br_os of some zhu_rnal_yugi-liberal. Internet search engines gave only the resource "Vzglyad". And this resource is still the same. So you shouldn't be crucifying here.
  30. DimYang
    DimYang 15 November 2013 15: 58
    0
    Some nonsense.
  31. rolik2
    rolik2 15 November 2013 16: 13
    0
    The issue of normal satellite communications has been long overdue, and it is not surprising that the Moscow Region is beginning to take some steps in this direction, but it is not clear why in this format? After all, it would be logical to rent only a channel on a satellite and install a gateway station in YOUR territory, to buy not PORTABLE terminals, but stations in a stationary or mobile version, install encryptors and let the Americans try to decrypt the traffic of these stations to the hottest, and most importantly, such systems are already function and not one year, why reinvent the wheel?
    1. EdwardTich68
      EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 17: 02
      +1
      Why rent channels, have their own satellites
  32. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 16: 29
    0
    This I did not expect. The first world in this way was fooled. Human stupidity has no limits,
    like the universe.
  33. rudolff
    rudolff 15 November 2013 17: 05
    +2
    Actually, everything depends on money. An Iridium analogue could be the Gonets satellite communication system, but these are about 48 low-orbit satellites. It’s expensive for the budget, and unprofitable for businessmen, the project was initially unprofitable. Moreover, after GLONASS, the Arctic is next in line. So they use Iridium. The devices are almost the size of a mobile phone, communication anywhere in the world, a minimum of delay and echo, supports cellular communications, coming in the region of the dollar per minute. Conveniently. But you can forget about secrecy. And not only the conversations themselves, but also the location of the included device.
    1. EdwardTich68
      EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 17: 21
      0
      I used it like that, there are different models, too, stability depends on height
      satellite. Sometimes even from the course. And about secrecy, yes, it is not provided in principle.
      1. Colonel
        Colonel 15 November 2013 21: 56
        0
        Satellite height ????, course ???? Secrecy is not provided.
        1. EdwardTich68
          EdwardTich68 15 November 2013 22: 43
          0
          Yes, the height of the satellite above the horizon, yes, the course of the ship with the Iridium, yes (I thought Gagarin was a saint)
  34. Harmony
    Harmony 15 November 2013 18: 01
    0
    traitors in pagons !!! As always...
  35. clidon
    clidon 15 November 2013 18: 34
    0
    First, a very small number of phones are purchased - 120-150 units. And it will easily be used to transmit non-secret information. It would be great to equip such telephones, for example, distant outposts-garrisons-ships, so as not to waste the resource of military communication systems. Rescuers would be very useful. So far, no analogous Russian system has been planned, why not use imported equipment if it does not affect combat efficiency.
    1. max702
      max702 15 November 2013 20: 53
      +1
      But we know who will use these mobile phones .. yes 95% will be an idle talk .. BUT! 1-2% is the most important infa that doesn’t even leak on purpose. I think sworn friends, and so would give MO phones for free, so to speak ... and although it was possible it was and who else had to pay extra ... and 7 Lyamov is already pathological greed.
      1. clidon
        clidon 15 November 2013 21: 20
        0
        Do you think that now the information is transmitted in encrypted form? The same cellular communication is simply intercepted, and the military is now using it more actively than some Iridiums. You just have to follow the rules and everything will be OK. And as for whom it falls into the hands of, this is not a type of connection, but a distributor.
  36. awg75
    awg75 15 November 2013 20: 55
    0
    Tell me, what can I buy for the whole of our Russian army for 7 million rubles from professional satellite communications if the iPhone costs 40 thousand? a couple of sets for generals cubs, what would they gain from dads to England?
    1. clidon
      clidon 15 November 2013 21: 21
      0
      One set on the market costs about 40-45 thousand rubles. That is, somewhere and a half hundred tubes. True, you still have to pay for tariffs, but in any case, compared to military communications, these are just ridiculous pennies.
  37. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 15 November 2013 20: 57
    +1
    why bother like that? can do easier? immediately work directly with ami? they will listen to us for our grandmothers?!?!?
  38. starhina01
    starhina01 15 November 2013 21: 39
    0
    in the amount of 7 million 363 thousand 602 rubles .. as I understand it, everything has already been decided. soldier
  39. builder
    builder 15 November 2013 22: 03
    0
    Gazprom has announced a tender for the creation of an OSI-based tablet computer for Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Board, which will become the “think tank” of all his managerial activities in the Gazprom Group. The maximum price that the Gazprom subsidiary is willing to pay is Gazprom Inform, 119,7 million rubles.

    The Ministry of Defense intends to purchase satellite phones on 7 million rubles
  40. baku1999
    baku1999 15 November 2013 22: 18
    0
    WELL NOT A Goldstraiker iPhone 3GS Supreme, otherwise PAKFA will not get to serial production again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  41. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 15 November 2013 22: 48
    +2
    After reading the latest news, I want to paraphrase the slogan known to all. "Serdyukov lived, lives and will live" wassat
  42. EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 16 November 2013 00: 14
    0
    Would you know how sorry I am for my disappearing tribe.
  43. baku1999
    baku1999 16 November 2013 00: 37
    -1
    Pancake, pancake, and once again pancake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOESN'T THE BRAINS MOVED IN THE FATHERLAND THAT IT IS NECESSARILY NECESSARY TO PURCHASE EXACTLY P INDOSIAN EQUIPMENT, THE WORDS ARE NO ONE LETTERS ХХХХХХХХХХХ ??????????????????????????????? !!!!!!!!!!
  44. shpuntik
    shpuntik 16 November 2013 00: 37
    +1
    Russian Ministry of Defense announced a tender in the amount of 7 million 363 thousand 602 rubles, according to which the department intends to get portable satellite communication terminals Iridium 9575.

    "Announced a tender" - "intends to get Iridium 9575", openly troll people, just a "facepalm" of some kind. wassat
    Given that the devices will be at the highest level of management, a server in the ShA, 100% coverage, who are you going to talk to? To call from the South Pole to the North? Or is there no connection in our territory? If for specialists, then why in the open? M-yes, our people are able to confuse a probable partner ... lol
  45. negeroi
    negeroi 16 November 2013 01: 45
    -1
    Why are they shouting? Thieves, spies, agents of influence! So what? How to live in such a situation? That's right! Buy satellite phones and drain the misinformation! This is a breakthrough! A new word in the information war. People may not sleep at night, worked out, suffered, and you immediately about the bad. Nizya so, you have to be kinder to people.)))
  46. vanaheym
    vanaheym 16 November 2013 04: 05
    +1
    Ahh, all polymers have been drained.
    The Ministry of Defense buys 140 terminals for this amount. Given the price of these phones and equipment - they are purchased at their fair market price.
    Now even Indians have the ability to intercept the traffic of Iridium and Thuraya (for example, Shoghi SCL-3415 stations and above).
    However, with the Americans, more than 20000 handsets in the Department of Defense are used for unclassified conversations from remote locations (contact soldiers with families and so on).
    For what purpose it plans to use the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, it is not known, for example, maybe for the connection of sailors with families during long trips. Again, the presence of the data transfer mode in the terminal does not interfere with the transfer of closed data, even though through open channels (the same VPNs for example)