Airbus Wins Four-Year Satcom Contract from French Administration
[Via Satellite 01-19-2016] Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract to supply satellite communication systems for UGAP, the French public procurement agency. This four-year contract covers the supply of equipment and services for fixed and mobile satellite communications (satcom) in the Ku and Ka frequency bands.
UGAP is a public institution and the only national procurement agency in France, serving mainly the state, local authorities and hospitals. The contract foresees all public technical services to use a simple order form for satcom equipment and services anywhere on French territory.
Airbus Defence and Space’s users of fixed or mobile (vehicle, trailer, or shelter) satcom stations include the Interior Ministry’s General Directorate for Civil Security and the departmental Fire and Emergency Response Brigades, plus about 40 French Departments.