Intelsat General Awarded Second Contract to Provide Connectivity in Support of Mideast Operations
McLean, VA, March 7, 2016 – Intelsat General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: “I”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, has been awarded a second contract to provide satellite services to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
The one-year contract calls for 288 MHz of Ku-band service to support U.S. military operations in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR), which extends from North Africa through the Middle East and into the Central Asian countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“This capacity will provide the U.S. military’s deployed command and control nodes with robust reliable communications in remote locations,” said Skot Butler, Vice President, Satellite Networks and Space Services, at Intelsat General. “This will support vital C4ISR networks throughout the CENTCOM AOR.”
The service, which began in February 2016, has four, one-year renewal option periods and one six-month renewal option period. The new contract follows a similar award made last September to support the United States Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) operations with 144 MHz of Ku-band services.
This contract was previously disclosed in a February 22, 2016, financial statement by Intelsat, S.A.
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Intelsat General Corp. provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers over Intelsat’s fleet of approximately 50 satellites and a global terrestrial network of teleports and fiber infrastructure. Intelsat General also offers these customers the option of placing a dedicated hosted communications payload aboard an Intelsat satellite. From remote military outposts, disaster recovery sites and U.S. embassies to health and homeland security agencies, Intelsat General’s solutions support even the most complex operations, from routine to mission critical, anywhere on the globe. These solutions address the numerous communications challenges inherent in a wide range of applications. From Airborne ISR/UAV scenarios to Distance Learning to Logistics, Intelsat General engineers can enhance government, military and commercial communications to allow customers to achieve their mission objectives. Based in McLean, VA, Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I). www.intelsatgeneral.com.
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