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Lite Coms Wins Marine Corps VSAT Contract Worth Up to $500M

By Rachel Jewett | September 21, 2023

A Lite Coms VSAT terminal. Photo: Lite Com

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Lite Coms a contract for VSAT terminals that could be worth up to $500 million. 

The U.S. The Department of Defense announced the award this month. It is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of Marine Corps Wideband Satellite Communication-Light and -Heavy systems. 

The maximum dollar value for the contract is $500 million, and $7,753,632 in funds is being obligated at the time of award. The Marine Corps Systems Command, in Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity. 

According to the DoD’s announcement, the contract provides for MCWS-L/H test systems, and developmental testing and logistics effort to support a fielding decision, as well as production, testing, and delivery of systems. It also requires technical data, logistics data, training data, training support, fielding support, and sustainment support, as well as any technology upgrades or engineering changes needed. 

Lite Coms received the award over five other offers. The company is based in Victor, New York, and sells VSATs, electronically steered array (ESA) antennas, and satellite modems.