Capacity deals for US forces
Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions ( SES GS), a subsidiary of SES, has been awarded a contract to provide satellite capacity to support the US Army Warfighter Information Network- Tactical ( WIN- T). This network keeps soldiers connected to each other on the move – as well as to the company network.
This is a five year contract awarded via Defense Information Systems Agency, as a subcontractor to small business company, AIS Engineering, Inc. Under the agreement SES satellite capacity will provide support for US Army research and development activities as well for testing new applications for mobile missions. Elsewhere, in Afghanistan, Intelsat General has extended its commitment to provide satellite capacity to forces stationed in the region. For the third year, Intelsat General is supplying satellite services to DRS Technologies, a division of Finmeccanica, in support of US Central Command requirements in Afghanistan. The service utilises 180 MHz of Ku- band capacity on an Intelsat 9 series satellite over southwest Asia.