SES Space & Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, will provide satellite communications capabilities in support of the U.S. Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WINT-T) training activities. The five-year Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Transponded Capacity (CTC) contract worth USD 27.54 million has been awarded by the U.S. Space Force’s Commercial SATCOM Communication Office (CSCO) through Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO).
Leveraging SES’s global satellite fleet, SES Space & Defense will provide capabilities for the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) and the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units to train and prepare a combat-ready, globally responsive Total Force. This will allow the U.S. Army to continue to build and sustain combatant command readiness requirements, as well as enable research and development activities for testing new applications for mobile missions.
“SES Space & Defense has a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Army and has been supporting the WIN-T program’s evolving needs for over a decade,” said SES Space & Defense President and CEO David Fields. “As the U.S. DoD adopts new and more advanced information technology capabilities, it is key that we support them with the much-needed resilient and secure satellite communications in multiple orbits and bands. Combine that with our extensive experience in network integration, we can ensure our customers’ advantage in any critical mission scenarios.”