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Kratos Wins $5.7 Million Contract for PNS Ground Station Support

By | August 9, 2019
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A Satellite Earth station. Photo: Kratos

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions was selected by the PSN Consortium, led by Indonesian satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deliver a unified ground station monitoring solution to support the first Very High-Throughput Satellite (VHTS) in the region.

PSN will deploy and operate the highest broadband satellite in Asia on behalf of Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to bring internet access to unreached parts of the nation’s islands. The VHTS is expected to launch in 2022 and will carry more than 150 gigabits per second over the entire Indonesian territory to connect thousands of schools, hospitals and public buildings across the Indonesian archipelago.

“This Very High-Throughput Satellite is the most powerful in the Asian region and will help us deliver internet access to millions of Indonesians that have been previously unreachable. In this effort it is critical for us to deliver the highest quality of service to these users. Monitoring and management of the ground station is vital to our operations, so we chose Kratos as a partner because of their broad set of integrated products and proven performance,” explains Adi Rahman Adiwoso, CEO of PSN.