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SES Subsidiary Books DOD Satcom Service Task Order

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SES' government solutions subsidiary has received a task order from the Department of Defense to provide a maritime satellite communications service to U.S. military personnel overseas.

DOD is using a company-built O3b medium Earth orbit satellite system equipped with portable antenna technology to help deployed servicemen connect, SES said Friday.

The ruggedized platform, designed to offer users a throughout capacity of up to 400 megabits per second, includes a power distribution unit and a backup battery.

SES Government Solutions provides managed MEO satellite services to DOD through a five-year, $516.7 million blanket purchase agreement awarded in June 2018.

Pete Hoene, president and CEO of SES GS, said the company's industrial-grade maritime system works with a turnkey terminal and offers scalability to support multiple users.

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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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