SES Government Solutions Wins USD 35 Million Contract to Support Major Combatant Command
Geostationary Program to provide reachback support, enhancing accuracy and intelligence capabilities for the missions
Reston, Va. 5 May 2021 – SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced it was awarded a new USD 35 million geostationary (GEO) satellite communications program contract in support of a major Department of Defense combatant command.
To provide reachback capabilities from forward-stationed units in remote locations to Europe, the solution includes a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network which has the performance to support emerging mission needs and is capable of handling smaller, sub-meter, antennas.
The VSAT network provides over 100 Mbps of throughput using multiple access methods, from time division multiple access (TDMA) that is shared sequentially and frequency division multiple access (FDMA) allowing simultaneous transmission, to various types of remote deployments and end-users. The satellite service provides expansive coverage of countries from Turkey to Pakistan, with reachback to Europe, enabling collaborative tools and enhanced situational awareness in a distributed way.
“We are proud to provide satellite communications support for this critical combatant command mission,” said President and CEO of SES Government Solutions, Brigadier General Pete Hoene, USAF (retired). “This new program allows personnel to reach out to the tactical edge for fast and dependable real-time data and represents a further extension of our current mission support to warfighters using both GEO and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite communications capabilities.”
For further information please contact:
Government Affairs, Marketing & Communications, SES GS
Tel. +1 703 610 0998
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SES Government Solutions (SES GS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. SES GS operates under a proxy board allowing them to provide services through contracts with the U.S. Government, including classified work. SES GS is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES GS offers robust and secure end-to-end satellite communications solutions. Further information can be found at www.ses-gs.com.