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USSOCOM Awards Viasat $325M Satellite Communication Equipment, Network Integration Services Contract

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USSOCOM Awards Viasat $325M Satellite Communication Equipment, Network Integration Services Contract

Viasat will supply satellite communications hardware and provide technical support and network integration services to the U.S. Special Operations Command under a five-year, $325 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Work will support the Program Executive Office-Command, Control, Communications and Computers Tactical Communications Systems at USSOCOM. The IDIQ was awarded to Viasat on a sole-source basis, extending the $350 million five-year IDIQ contract the company won in 2017 for critical mission networking and communications equipment, sustainment and support services to the command, SpaceNews reported.

Viasat said the 2017 contract has a flexible nature that allowed USSOCOM to “rapidly acquire, deploy and evolve a wide variety of new operational capabilities, terminals, products, systems, services, support and sustainment in support of current and future missions.” The company noted that the IDIQ aims to enable new concepts of operation and bring improved situational awareness and operational mission effects.

Under the new contract, Viasat will provide primary mission equipment, ancillary equipment, interoperable accessories, support services, repairs, and training in support of programs of record, namely PEO-C4 Radio Integration Systems; Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement; Airborne, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Transport; and Satellite Deployable Nodes, according to the Department of Defense.

The satellite operator will perform work at its facility in Carlsbad, California, with an expected completion date of Nov. 20, 2027.

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