US DoD taps Spacecom, DRS Technologies

21 Aug 2007

Space-Communication, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, will provide DRS Technologies' technical services business segment with Ku-band satellite transponder capacity.

DRS Technologies, in turn, will provide the US Department of Defense with satellite communications capabilities via the Defense Information Systems Network's (DISN) Satellite Transmission Services-Global (DSTS-G) government contract vehicle.

The custom solution will help the DoD establish and maintain communications for military operations while adhering to the DSTS-G Program's intent for cost-effective and adaptable commercial satellite bandwidth provisioning, DRS Technologies said.

Under the deal, Spacecom will provide transponder use over Europe for one base year, with an option for three, one-year extensions through its relationship with DRS.

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