Satnews Daily
December 19th, 2016

COMSAT Keeps 'Em In The Air And Coming Back For More... Millions In Biz

Receiving contracts is a rewarding experience, and so it was for COMSAT with their numerous, multi-year Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) contracts each totaling several million dollars in annual business.

COMSAT has been awarded COMSAT’s continuing growth to multiple AISR customers and additional Airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications are crucial for supporting a wide range of critical military operations, from improving situational awareness to ensuring the protection and security of military personnel and assets. Along with high data rate ISR conducted with manned aircraft able to accomodate large sensor payloads, the reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for secure ISR missions is rapidly increasing.

 COMSAT’s continuing growth to multiple AISR customers and additional critical mission sets resulted in  COMSAT’s recently fielded state-of-the-art Managed Services Operations Center (MSOC) in Herndon, Virginia. The COMSAT MSOC provides 24/7/365 real-time monitoring and control (M&C), ensuring the ISR customers’ assets are at Full Operational Capability (FOC) wherever and whenever tasked.

The MSOC proactively monitors and manages the entire End-to-End (E2E) solution, provides real-time fault isolation and restoration through the state-of-the-art Network Management System, and delivers a seamless process for users and mission planners to gain real-time situational awareness data and rapidly adapt to changing requirements. COMSAT, a market leader in integrated SATCOM networks, is delivering fully managed E2E services for a highly mobile and global set of operational requirements, regardless of the beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) solution set (L, Ku or Ka band).    

“COMSAT is pleased to continue supporting these mission critical requirements. The MSOC has significantly streamlined processes to ensure responsiveness and operational integrity of customers’ global end-to-end networks,” said David Greenhill, President of COMSAT and Satcom Direct Communications (SDC). “The selection of COMSAT by these ISR programs underscores the customer focus and engineering prowess of the COMSAT team.”  

Jim Jensen, Founder and CEO of Satcom Direct (SD) states, “Satcom Direct’s decision to purchase COMSAT was largely based on expanding into the U.S. Government market. The solutions provided to these key clients are a clear indication of the immediate success of our vision and COMSAT’s ability to deliver enhanced capabilities to U.S. military customers.”