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SES Government Solutions Wins US Air Force Satcom Contract

By Annamarie Nyirady | November 30, 2020
SES offices with antennas. Photo: SES

SES offices with antennas. Photo: SES

SES Government Solutions was awarded an Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) tests contract from the U.S. Air Force, the company revealed Monday. The contract is part of an effort to unify systems across all domains — air, land, sea, space, cyber, electromagnetic spectrum — in an open architecture with multiple integrated platforms, in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Additionally, this contract allows SES Government Solutions to compete for individual task orders that have a ceiling value of $950 million.

This contract is part of a multiple award, multi-level security effort. Under the contract, SES’ multi-orbit fleet of Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellites will be used to develop, test and deliver data and connectivity services.

“As the need for technology and data on the battlefield increases, so does the need to access resilient and robust high-performance connectivity from anywhere in the world,” said president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Pete Hoene. “The growing amount of sensor data, connected devices, and cloud computing done remotely at the tactical edge demands high throughput, low-latency connectivity that only a multi-orbit satellite solution can provide. By having the potential opportunity to be awarded task orders against this Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity [IDIQ], we’re excited to enable technological advancement at ABMS and keep our military at the forefront of innovation.”