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Iridium Awarded $44 Million DISA Contract Extension

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 15, 2018

DISA headquarters in Fort Meade, MD. Photo: Timmons

Iridium was awarded a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price $44 million contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the extension of services on the current airtime contract. The current contract was effective on Oct. 23, 2013, and renewed the provision for delivering Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS). It was slated to provide satellite airtime services to meet the communications needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and their federal partners.

In the contract, Iridium was to provide unlimited global secure and unsecure voice, low and high-speed data, paging and Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS) services for an unlimited number of DOD and other federal government subscribers.

Fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds will be used for the contract extension. The period of performance for the option period is Oct. 22, 2018, through April 21, 2019.