Iridium Satellite LLC, McLean, Va. was awarded a $7,241,112 sole-source contract for hardware and software repairs, maintenance, Gateway Technical Assistance Center support and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert services for the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services Defense Department Gateway Iridium components. The total potential contract term is for five years to include a one-year base period and four one-year options.
Dismounted ground troops stay connected via a netted satellite network. Can the DTCS put troop security at risk? What other possible uses exist for this communications infrastructure? Share your thoughts here.
The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren has awarded an Iridium Satellite LLC subsidiary a $22 million contract to support development and delivery of the Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS).