SES wins $134 mn contract from U.S. Department of Defense

SES subsidiary DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) has received a five-year contract with an estimated value of USD 134 million in support of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
SES satellite businessThe single award BPA was awarded through Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) by the US Space Force.

SES Space & Defense has partnered with several players, including integrators, SATCOM and teleport operators. Together, the contracted satellite operators will deliver Global X-Band satellite capacity, teleport and network services over a secure global terrestrial network, and other ancillary services to meet DoD requirements.

To provide secure satellite communications service, SES Space & Defense will leverage the multi-mission GovSat-1 satellite, which features high-power X-band and Military Ka-band beams. GovSat-1 is a satellite operated by GovSat and is entirely dedicated to government and military missions.