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SES to Provide MEO Connectivity for US DOD

By | August 3, 2017
      The Pentagon, headquarters for the Department of Defense. Photo: Wikimedia.

      The Pentagon, headquarters for the Department of Defense. Photo: Wikimedia.

      SES Government Solutions signed a five-year task order with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Under the agreement, an additional satellite beam will enable access to real-time information in the field for key U.S. government end-users. SES will provide the additional connectivity via its Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) O3b fleet as part of a high throughput, low latency satellite communications solution.

      According to SES, operational benefits of the solution include the capability to transfer large files from remote locations in just minutes instead of hours. Cloud-based applications and information can be used anywhere in the service area. End-users will be able to view simultaneous High Definition (HD) videos providing situational awareness to commanders.

      The solution includes an additional 432 MHz satellite beam operating at less than 200 milliseconds roundtrip, a full duplex link, gateway access, transportable 2.4m AvL terminals, terrestrial backhaul, installation services, and 24/7 operations and maintenance activities.