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DRS Awarded $15 M to Provide Satellite Connectivity and Services

DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc.,Finmeccanica Group,  announced its Global Enterprise Solutions business unit was awarded a $15 million task order to provide X-band satellite connectivity and terrestrial transport services to the U.S. Military serving in the Middle East.

Award is by the Defense information Systems Agency (DISA) under Defense Information System Network (DISN) Satellite Transmission Services – Global (DSTS-G) Task Order 599.

This is the second task order that DRS has won under DSTS-G that will supply the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), which is the end user.

Terms call for DRS Technical Services Inc. and its suppliers, Intelsat General Corporation, Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd., and Xtar LLC, to provide a package of managed services that include two asymmetric 155 Mbps satellite links, a remote earth terminal, high-speed modems with advanced coding, ground stations, fiber connectivity and terrestrial equipment for high data-rate X-band links.

Operations and maintenance services for the remote terminal also are being provided.

Dr. Mitchell Rambler, president, DRS Technical Services, Inc.: “DRS is the only DSTS-G vendor to provide end-to-end commercial X-band services of such high data rates. Our strong presence in the Middle East allows DRS to bring a broad range of X-band communications services to the clients we serve. The service allows senior military leaders to receive vital battlefield information almost as it happens, enabling them to make timely and informed decisions.”

Source : DRS Technologies Inc

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