17 Jan 2018

Viasat wins US Special Ops communications and cyber security contract

Viasat has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) worth up to $350M for advanced equipment, systems, services and support.

The global communications company will provide advanced equipment, systems, services and support to significantly modernise ground/air situational awareness, tactical data links, terrestrial networking, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), tactical satellite communications, information assurance, network management and cyber security for Special Operations Forces.

The IDIQ contract is structured to expand and evolve over time, keeping pace with rapid technology advancements in mobile networking, cyber security and broadband satellite communications technology sectors.

The flexible nature of the IDIQ will allow Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to rapidly acquire, deploy and evolve a wide variety of new operational capabilities, terminals, products, systems, services, support and sustainment in support of current and future SOCOM missions.

Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems Viasat, said: “We at Viasat have a deep and enduring commitment to our growing partnership with SOCOM. As a part of that commitment we continue to exploit opportunities to apply our cutting edge commercial technologies to rapidly develop and deploy new and advanced military operational capabilities in support of SOCOM’s most critical missions.

“This sole source award establishes a comprehensive contract vehicle enabling SOCOM to rapidly acquire and deploy these new and modern capabilities in support of evolving mission scenarios faster than ever before.” 

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