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OneWeb Lands Spot on US Space Force’s $900M LEO Satellite Communication Contract

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OneWeb Lands Spot on US Space Force’s $900M LEO Satellite Communication Contract

The U.S. Space Force has named OneWeb Technologies as a prime contractor for the 10-year, $900 million Proliferated Low-Earth Orbit Commercial Satellite Communications contract. The p-LEO contract is part of a Department of Defense acquisition plan that requires the Space Force’s Commercial Satellite Communications Office to procure COMSATCOM bandwidth and services to meet military needs, OneWeb said.

According to OneWeb CEO Kevin Steen, the company will use its satellite constellation, as well as its expertise and existing partnerships, to simplify satcom capabilities to meet the Space Force’s global communications needs.

Other companies that secured a spot on the p-LEO contract include the authorized proliferated LEO services integrator UltiSat and Capella Space subsidiary Capella Federal.

The Space Force CSCO selected the companies from a number of responses in its request for proposals issued in November 2022. According to a Janes news article published in mid-March, p-LEO contracts will be issued by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Information Technology Contracting Organization through two sub-agreements.

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