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Iridium and Aviation Leaders to Announce Revolutionary Plan for Global Air Traffic Surveillance

MCLEAN, Va., June 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM), along with transportation officials and aviation leaders, will announce a plan to deliver a revolutionary advancement in global air traffic surveillance. Iridium CEO, Matt Desch, will lead the discussion of how this plan will transform air travel.

What: Live historic announcement of global aviation surveillance system
Where: The National Press Club
  529 14th Street Northwest 
  Washington, DC 20045
When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT, June 19, 2012

For journalists planning to attend this press conference, please RSVP to For webcast dial-in information on June 19, go to:

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

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