Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has been tapped to provide commercial satellite communications bandwidth, equipment and services to the U.S. Defense Department, as part of a 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) U.S. Space Force contract. The multi-award, multi-participant contract is part of the Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (pLEO) program and is valued up to $900 million over 10 years. The Defense Department pLEO program provides a network of LEO communication satellites, which provides reliability even if there is disruption of a small number of assets.
“As a trusted provider of resilient satellite communication services to the U.S. Government for 60 years, Intelsat is uniquely positioned to offer value-added solutions to the Defense Department through this important program,” said Dave Micha, president of Intelsat Government Solutions. “Our partnerships with LEO operators, combined with our fleet of more than 55 GEO satellites, 8 global teleports, security operations center and the largest terrestrial network in the world, positions Intelsat to provide strong but flexible communications during critical missions.”
Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation worldwide network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.