Intelsat General Wins Iraqi VSAT Connectivity Subcontract
L-3 Communications subsidiary 3Di Technologies has selected Intelsat General as a subcontract to provide satellite connectivity to a network of 150 VSAT remote terminals for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Intelsat General announced.
Intelsat General will provide nearly a full transponder of capacity on its IS-901 satellite through the company’s Mountainside teleport in Maryland to the iDirect network terminals in Iraq. The subcontract is part of a larger $80 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity award that L-3 Communications signed with the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command.
“Even though American forces have left Iraq, there is an ongoing need for satellite coverage of the region. Having connectivity through our satellite network will enable the Iraqi military to maintain communications throughout a wide area,” Intelsat General President Kay Sears said in a statement.