The contract renewals cover the second six months of FY 2020, up to September 2020, for the use of Ovzon’s satellite communication services. The aggregated order volume from the DoD over the last twelve months amounts to 20.6 MUSD.
The lower volume for the last six months is driven by changes in geographical requirements and US DoD budget limitations. With the emergence of new terminals, availability of higher performance satellites, and the imminent launch of Ovzon 3 in 2021, Ovzon expect the contracts with DoD to continue also in the next fiscal year.
The current service offering, using leased capacity, will be complemented with proprietary functionality when the new satellite Ovzon 3 is launched in 2021. Ovzon 3 is an important step to further revolutionize mobile broadband by satellite, offering the highest bandwidth with the smallest terminals. Ovzon 3 is the first of a number of satellites planned for global reach of Ovzon's high-end service.
Magnus René, CEO of Ovzon, said the company is excited for the continued service for US DoD and the firm is happy to see our end users’ satisfaction with the offered “end to end” capabilities. These results are achieved through leased capacity on third party satellites, highly mobile ground equipment and efficient, reliable support. With the upcoming Ovzon 3 satellite, Ovzon will be able to enhance and offer even more reliable service.