Intelsat General Awarded Contract to Provide Connectivity to Asymmetric Warfare Group
Intelsat General Corp., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A., has been awarded a contract to provide satellite bandwidth and ground-based connectivity in support of the Pentagon’s Asymmetric Warfare Group’s activities abroad.
Under the contract, Intelsat General will be a subcontractor to By Light Professional IT Services, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was awarded the prime contract.
“Intelsat General won this award because our robust network enables us to deliver connectivity to the warfighter in all parts of the globe,” said Kay Sears, President of Intelsat General. “We are pleased that we can bring our network capabilities to support our small-business partners in this and other future contracts.”
The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) contract will use multiple Intelsat teleports, both in the United States and abroad to connect with several Intelsat satellites in order to meet a global coverage requirement. In addition, the contract requires diverse and redundant terrestrial circuits from Intelsat’s gateway to AWG’s networks.
The required bandwidth will augment existing and future MILSATCOM capacity to provide command, control and communications capabilities required by AWG. The contract allows for portability so that if necessary, AWG can shift the coverage to a different part of the world requiring different Intelsat spacecraft and ground infrastructure.
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Source : Intelsat General Corp.