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Multiple Firms to Provide Satellite Communications Services

June 13, 2012
By George Seffers

ADCI of Delaware LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland; AOS Incorporated, Dallas, Texas; CapRock Government Solutions, Incorporated Fairfax, Virginia; Global Communication Solutions Incorporated, Victor, New York; and O'Gara Satellite Systems Incorporated, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, were awarded multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $65,750,000 to provide Inmarsat mobile satellite services for the Department of Defense combatant commands, services, and agencies, and as well as other federal agencies. The contracts provide worldwide commercial mobile satellite services, to include L-band satellite resources and airtime services for Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network, Standards "B," "C"(L-band), "M,"Mini-M, Mini-M (AERO), M4, AERO-I, AERO-H, AERO-H+, Swift Broadband, Swift 64, Fleet Broadband, Fleet 33, Fleet 55, and Fleet 77. These services support land, maritime (ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore, shore-to-ship) and aeronautical (air/ground/air) communications on a global basis. ADCI of Delaware, CapRock Government Solutions, Global Communication Solutions, and O'Gara Satellite Systems were small businesses when originally awarded, but are now large businesses. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Inmarsat Receives $18 Million for Broadband Global Area Network

August 16, 2010
By George Seffers

Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Limited, London, England, is being awarded an $18 million contract to develop and certify a transceiver terminal for the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service provided by the I-4 constellation that is capable of operation from onboard a low earth orbit satellite; make appropriate modifications to the BGAN network to support space-based terminal equipment; support the integration of the space-based BGAN terminal with a government demonstration satellite; and support the on-orbit connectivity via the BGAN network for the demonstration satellite mission. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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