Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

SES WORLD SKIES... Mission Critical Contract

Leveraging its advanced teleport and a long-term alliance with DRS Technical Services, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is hosting a new, mission-critical Department of Defense communications node near the nation's capital. By installing a Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) connection point at SES WORLD SKIES' media port in Manassas, Virginia, the U.S. government has greatly enhanced its access to World Skies bandwidth and global connectivity.

The advanced uplinking facility is a strategic communications crossroads with access to some of the most robust fiber and satellite networks, including the worldwide SES fleet and DRS Technical Services' Global Communications Network (GCN). DRS Technical Services, through its Global Enterprise Solutions business unit, is a primary communications services provider to the U.S. government, under the Defense Satellite Transmission Services — Global Procurement Program managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Together with SES WORLD SKIES, DRS enables a broad range of mission-critical applications that enable real-time collaboration between headquarters and field operations around the world.