Inmarsat Lands Potential $578M Military Sealift Command Contract for Satellite Communication Services
Inmarsat Government has landed a potential $578 million contract to provide global end-to-end satellite communications services to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity MSC Next Generation Wideband follow-on contract was awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency and has a 10-year period of performance.
Work includes maintenance of communications infrastructure such as satellite systems, teleport services and terrestrial services, Inmarsat said Wednesday.
Company CEO and President Susan Miller, a member of the Potomac Officers Club, said Inmarsat will enhance coverage, reliability, resiliency and throughput. She noted that the company has been providing satellite communications support to MSC over the past decade.
“We look forward to providing that same excellent service and a seamless transition as we deliver highly reliable commercial satellite communications solutions worldwide,” Miller added.
Under the terms of the follow-on contract, Inmarsat will upgrade MSC’s primary afloat network and implement an enhanced L-band airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance service.
The company said that its technology will ensure that the organization has access to secure global communications through a low-size and weight solution.
Headquartered in London, Inmarsat is a mobile communications company that works with clients in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, public safety and federal civilian sectors.
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