Intelsat General to Provide Connectivity in Support of U.S. Air Force Middle East Operations
[Via Satellite 11-24-2015] Intelsat General has been awarded a contract to provide satellite services to the U.S. Air Force Central Command. The one-year contract calls for 144 MHz of Ku-bandwidth to support U.S. military operations in the Central Command area of responsibility. The service, which began in September 2015, has three one-year renewal option periods and one six-month renewal option period.
“The deployed airmen are operating satellite ground terminals supporting C4ISR networks at numerous remote and expeditionary locations requiring a single-satellite solution that was not readily available,” said Skot Butler, vice president of satellite networks and space services at Intelsat General. “With our vast global network we had the ability to re-groom capacity, creating a unique solution that precisely accommodates the customer’s single-satellite requirement.”
Under the previously disclosed contract, Intelsat General will provide coverage all across the Middle East as far eastward as Afghanistan and Pakistan, including reach-back to European teleport facilities.