Iridium to the fore again.

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The US Marines have been using an Iridium satellite-enabled equipment identification and tracing system to provide in-transit visibility and asset tracking capability to support today's warfighter. The system has been trialled at Camp Lejeune and incorporates radio-frequency identification tags and Internet-based tracking software to locate and track the movement of vital supplies for fighters on the front lines. The system relics on Iridium's network of 66 low-earth-orbit satellites--the only network with complete coverage of the earth, including oceans, airways and polar...

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