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March 11th, 2016

UAV Ops To Gain Ku- Bandwidth Via A New Task Order For UltiSat


[Satnews] UltiSat, Inc. has announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA-DITCO) awarded a COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity (CTC) task order for UltiSat to provide United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) Ku bandwidth capacity for Global Hawk (GH) Unmanned Air Vehicle operations and training.

UltiSat will support GH Ku-band Earth terminals and Tri-band Tactical Field Terminals (TTFT) located at Kadena Air Base (AB), Okinawa, Japan as well as a GH UAV based at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. This task order falls under the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) Schedule 70 contract vehicle. The total contract value including options is $4,128,240.00.

UltiSat has extensive experience and a proven track record for supporting U.S. Government and federal agencies as a trusted partner of secure, reliable managed network solutions. UltiSat is rapidly becoming a key player in the airborne ISR/COTM markets due to its unique expertise in the design, optimization, commissioning, and network operations of airborne Beyond Line of Sight solutions (BLoS). The company's technology agnostic approach, strategic partnerships and reseller agreements create the industry's largest SATCOM-focused ISR/COTM product portfolio. UltiSat offers a wide range of solutions for the Airborne ISR and COTM markets and delivers comprehensive network management for manned and unmanned fixed wing + rotary wing platforms.

"UltiSat provides a diversified portfolio of complex services and solutions to the government sector. Awards similar to this most recent CTC will allow us to manage and support end-to-end satellite communications solutions for our government customers in the demanding market of airborne ISR," said Amy Gwinn, UltiSat's Senior Vice President of Government Solutions. "This will help advance the overall mission for the warfighter and provide cost-effectiveness in the long run."