Current as of January 13, 2022

ANGI provides a single consolidated global information grid (GIG) ground entry point (GEP) gateway for selected airborne and ground platforms to the Air Force Information Network (AFIN) Gateway. ANGI is configured to provide a secure, managed, enterprise gateway that enables Inmarsat’s platforms and Iridium users to reach back into the AFIN to receive NIPRNet, SIPRNet, and other DISN services.

ANGI was created as a Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) solution for CENTCOM COMSATCOM BLOS in 2007. In March 2008, the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) program office briefed the Airborne Network Integration (ANI) Weapon System Review (WSR), on the need for a standardized way to access the GIG through BLOS and LOS communications systems and expressed concern for the capability gap of each airborne platform being responsible for their own GEP solution.