With this agreement, SES Government Solutions expands its high-throughput, low-latency services in support of mission-essential combatant command requirements.
SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, in partnership with a key US Government customer, designed, developed and fielded O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) reachback capability to provide mission-critical communications for a key combatant command. The awarded task order for USD 11.8m is against the single-award USD 516.7m Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for MEO low-latency high-throughput satellite (HTS) services. This is the 15th task order awarded to SES GS on this BPA.
With this agreement, SES Government Solutions expands its high-throughput, low-latency services in support of mission-essential combatant command requirements, as the customer needs evolve, by providing flexible and secure communications solutions.
Using O3b services, US Government customers can take advantage of the field-proven capabilities to support the provisioning of enterprise services to deployed warfighters. The solution leverages the MEO constellation by providing fibre-like connectivity to austere deployed locations.
Brigadier General Pete Hoene, USAF (retired), President and CEO of SES Government Solutions, said: The Department of Defense has vast and expansive information at their fingertips. Utilising reachback technology gives our warfighters the information and support needed for mission success. By leveraging the O3b MEO constellation, deployed US military personnel have access to near real-time decision-making intelligence at the tactical edge.