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Viasat Secures $900M Space Force Contract to Provide Proliferated Low-Earth Orbit Connectivity

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Viasat Secures $900M Space Force Contract to Provide Proliferated Low-Earth Orbit Connectivity

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Viasat’s Inmarsat Government unit a position on a 10-year, $900 million indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract to provide proliferated low-Earth orbit satellite-based services. DISA made the award on behalf of the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command.

Viasat is expected to deliver space relay services and other PLEO capabilities supporting the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. Such services will be backed by geosynchronous and non-geostationary orbit satellites and are aimed at the needs of defense and federal agencies, combatant commands and international allies, Viasat said Wednesday.

The company also plans to use an automated software-defined wide-area network to manage routing on mixed networks, aiming to offer a primary, alternate, contingency and emergency communications solution.

Susan Miller, president of Viasat Government, highlighted her company’s history of delivering integrated satellite communications capabilities to the public sector. 

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory recently awarded Viasat a contract to field similar space relay capabilities supporting the Department of Defense.

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