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Inmarsat Wins $410M DISA Contract for Satcom to Support Blue Force Tracker Network 

By Rachel Jewett | November 8, 2022

The U.S. Army Blue Force Tracking (BFT) network. Photo: Inmarsat

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded Inmarsat Government a $410 million contract for satellite communications to support the U.S. Army Blue Force Tracker (BFT) network. BFT provides friendly force tracking information across tens of thousands of platforms and increased network capacity to transfer data.

The contract announced Monday is a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the ceiling value of up to $410 million over a one-year base, plus four, one-year options. 

Inmarsat has supported BFT units since 2017. Under the newly awarded BPA, Inmarsat will continue to provide L-band power and bandwidth leases, super high frequency satellite connectivity via the Elera network, internet service and host nation agreement services. 

“The BFT mission requires support around the world for the global network and end-user devices. We are proud that our customers recognize Inmarsat Government’s ability to deliver highly reliable, secure satellite-based capabilities that are flexible and scalable throughout the combat space,” said Susan Miller, CEO of Inmarsat Government.