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Iridium Secures Follow-On DoD Satellite Network Support Contract

Iridium Secures Follow-On DoD Satellite Network Support Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Iridium CommunicationsIridium Communications has been awarded a potential five-year, $45.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to continue to provide communication services in support of the Defense Department‘s tactical, operational and strategic operations.

DoD said Tuesday the follow-on contract has a base value of $8.7 million and covers satellite-based network services in the satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing areas.

Iridium will also help the department update the Distributed Tactical Communications System Phase 3 and Advanced Concepts Development Support Services.

Work will occur in McLean, Virginia and in Tempe, Arizona through November 2021.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division is the contracting activity and the military service obligated $250,000 in fiscal 2016 research, development, training and evaluation funds at the time of award.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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