Vizada Awarded Custom SATCOM Solutions Contract

Vizada Inc., a subsidiary of Astrium and a leading provider of satellite-based communications services, has been awarded a Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract by the General Services Administration as part of the U.S. Government’s Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA). This contract vehicle allows Vizada to provide customized, end-to-end, satellite communication solutions to US Government agencies anywhere in the world. CS2 is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract managed by the General Services Administration with a funding ceiling for all contracts awarded on the CS2 procurement of $2.6B over the next five years. 

Vizada and its parent company, Astrium Services, have a long history of building reliable, scalable and secure satellite communications solutions for land, maritime and airborne applications.  Our solutions integrate elements of fixed satellite services, mobile satellite services with service-enabling components such as user terminals, teleports, terrestrial connectivity; and value-added services to deliver end-to-end capabilities to the warfighter.

“This contract award recognizes Vizada as a valued provider of customized services and end-to-end solutions to the U.S. Government,” said Bob Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Vizada Inc. “While we are well known for our success as a value-added distribution partner for leading MSS services, Vizada today has a comprehensive portfolio of both fixed and mobile connectivity services, applications and solutions to address the Government’s needs. We are at an exciting point in our history and growth as we continue to adapt our operations to meet evolving Government COMSATCOM market demands.”

Vizada’s portfolio includes the provision of military X and UHF services via the Skynet satellite system, as well as commercial C, Ku and L-band services through multiple partner networks such as Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, SES and Thuraya.  Our global infrastructure includes MAC 1 compliant teleports, terrestrial backhaul and secure NOC services in support of end-user applications.

The CS2 contract represents the third and final piece of the $5 billion Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program, offering government buyers an additional vehicle for accessing Vizada products and services. Vizada also holds a GSA Schedule 70 contract through which US government and military customers can access Vizada’s entire portfolio of transponded capacity and fixed and mobile subscription services under COMSATCOM SINs 132-54 and SIN 132-55 as well as SATCOM equipment under SIN 132-8.

Source: Vizada Inc.
Date: Aug 31, 2012