Navy Taps Iridium for DoD Network Services Support

Iridium has received a potential $45.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide commercial satellite-based network services support for Defense Department satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing activities.

DoD said Monday the contract will cover continued communication support services that can aid tactical, operational and strategic-level activities of the department.

The companywill also provide upgrade support to the Distributed Tactical Communications System Phase 3 initiative as well as advanced concepts development support services under the contract.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division will obligate $50,000 from fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds at time of the option exercise.

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

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