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About NAL Research

NAL Research is an independent, privately-held company, headquartered in the Northern Virginia metropolitan area. We provide advanced Iridium satellite modems and tracking terminals—from design through manufacturing and integration—for the defense, research and commercial sectors. These products are used globally in a wide range of applications including asset tracking, search and rescue, remote sensing and command/control of land, sea, airborne platforms. 

NAL Research is an Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and a value-added reseller (VAR).



NAL Research Corporation leads the industry in providing the latest cutting edge Iridium satellite communication and tracking capabilities. NAL is a highly specialized satellite communications company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing, and supporting new enterprise and custom Iridium based capabilities, products and services; all from our Headquarters in Manassas, Virginia.  Our solutions provide global connectivity and secure communications that are trusted by government and enterprise customers around the world.


NAL’s vision is to be the leader in global satellite communication and PNT device solutions for mobile users and systems with demanding size, weight, and power constraints. We aim to be the partner of choice for the unique demands of our customers in the government, commercial, and international sectors by being the first in new satellite technology developments. 

NAL earns trust by delivering high quality products and conducting our business with integrity, exercising discretion, and being fully committed to customer privacy and security. We remain on the cutting edge of research and development, allowing us to quickly transition new technology into products for our customer’s unique requirements.


NAL Research Corporation was established in 1997 in Manassas, Virginia by Dr. Ngoc Hoang. NAL Research initially provided aeronautical solutions to the U.S. government. In 2003, the company partnered with the global satellite service provider, Iridium, and became one of the first Iridium Value-Added Manufacturer (VAM) and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partners. Since then NAL Research has been a lead VAM for every Iridium transceiver and has been a leading research and custom design satellite communication device company. In 2016, NAL Research Corporation was purchased by The Jordan Company (TJC) as part of ACR Holdings and continues to be committed to servicing the U.S. government and its allies, and are now expanding to commercial and international industries.