SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, has signed a single-award, Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), low-latency, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services.
The total amount of all orders placed against the BPA cannot exceed USD $516.7 million over a five-year period of performance from May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2023.
With this agreement, U.S. DoD customers will have the opportunity to access SES’s industry-leading O3b MEO services worldwide. The BPA scope of work includes managed services (HTS capacity and broadband services, gateway services, and monitoring and control services), satellite terminals, field service representative (FSR) support, training and terrestrial backhaul.
SES GS currently provides over five Gbps of MEO HTS capability to 18 different U.S. Government sites worldwide. U.S. Government customers have access to 16 O3b MEO satellites. In 2021, these end users will have access to O3b mPOWER, the next-generation satellite-based communications system that sets new industry benchmarks for capacity, flexibility and coverage.
Pete Hoene, SES GS President and CEO, said that SES GS looks forward to expediting service delivery to the firm's DoD customers. This vehicle will enhance resiliency while enabling global access to fiber-like communications worldwide.