NewSat Signs $1.1 M Contract With US Department of Defense
[Via Satellite 12-06-13] NewSat Limited, an Australian satellite company, has a new teleport customer contract to support the United States government’s custom satcom solutions (CS2).
The contract with a CS2 industry partner is to provide satellite communication services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in the Pacific Command (PACOM) region. NewSat’s contract has a base period along with three one-year option terms, which if exercised, has a total contract value of $1.1 million.
NewSat’s partner has secured service commitments through the CS2 contracting vehicle, which will be used to provide customized, customer-defined, end-to-end solutions including satellite bandwidth, teleport access, network management, satellite communications equipment, and engineering support. The contract is the second CS2 industry partner contract NewSat has signed. On Oct. 16 2013, the company signed a $2.4 million contract with a U.S. government systems integrator, taking the total value of contracts supporting CS2 industry partners to $3.5 million.
The custom satcom solutions will assist emergency response and disaster recovery communications systems, satellite-based back-up communications networks, distributed distance learning networks, and communications on the move solutions for DoD applications. The contracts are part of the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA) strategy.