[SatNews] Globecomm, a leading global provider of communications solutions and services, announced today that the company has received a contract extension from NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) to extend communication services and onsite support for NATO’s previously deployed GPS-Based Force Tracking System (FTS).
The contract extension is valued at $6.8 million. Globecomm is a global communications provider serving government and commercial markets in over 80 countries.
Globecomm previously announced approximately $84 million in contracts from NATO for this project to design and install a GPS FTS. The FTS provides NATO with high levels of tracking data and messaging traffic. It enables NATO to identify where its personnel are located at all times, identify other multi-national forces and have the ability to do so in routine and operational situations. This is critical in assisting with the identification of friendly forces and helps prevent fratricide or “blue-on-blue” incidents.
Paul Knudsen, Vice President of Foreign Government Business Development, for Globecomm said, “We value our long-term relationship with NATO and the trust that Globecomm has earned by providing this service since 2007.”