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Iridium Receives DISA Contract to Provide US Space Force With SATCOM Services

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Iridium Receives DISA Contract to Provide US Space Force With SATCOM Services

Iridium Communications has secured an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide its Iridium Certus satellite communication services to the U.S. Space Force.

Iridium’s deliverables under the contract include weather-resilient global broadband and mid-band mobile voice and data services and terminals.

The IDIQ contract, which features a five-year base with one five-year option, is part of DISA’s proliferated low-Earth orbit satellite-based services award with multiple partners, Iridium said.

Scott Scheimreif, Iridium’s executive vice president of government programs, said the company is “proud of the increased collaboration between the U.S. government and our ecosystem of partners” in enhancing the Department of Defense’s SATCOM portfolio.  

According to the company, its LEO satellite network’s L-band connectivity does not suffer from line-of-sight interference impacting geostationary systems. Such unhindered connectivity is vital to the Joint All Domain Command and Control’s Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency communications architecture, Iridium added.

In another development, Iridium announced in July the expansion of its Iridium Certus service to commercial aviation, including commercial transport aircraft, business aviation, helicopters, private aircraft and uncrewed aircraft systems.

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