Satnews Daily
February 27th, 2020

Leonardo DRS Claims "Top Spot" for Supplying Commercial SATCOM to U.S. Federal Government

With recent wins of two major U.S. Department of Defense commercial satellite communication (COMSATCOM) contracts, Leonardo DRS stated the company has continued their fifth consecutive year as the top provider of COMSATCOM to the U.S government.

The use of commercial satellites for customer communication needs has been a strength of the Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) business for more than 20 years. In that time, it has developed success in engineering, managing, and supporting large-scale, mission-critical global communications by combining the strengths of top satellite operators, teleport operators, terrestrial transport providers, satellite equipment manufacturers, and skilled small business partners.

The company builds solutions that take advantage of the firm's global communications network; an RMF-authorized, carrier-grade MPLS global network with redundant, self-healing fiber circuits connected to globally dispersed Internet Points of Presence (PoPs) and globally diverse teleports that provide redundant access to the entire COMSAT and MILSAT arc.

The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business also provides mission-critical information and communications technology solutions to the DoD and the U.S. Federal Government. The firm's services include end-to-end global communications, satellite communications, teleport services, fiber and wireless terrestrial back-haul, managed network services and applications, cyber security, network operations, and enterprise IT solutions.

David Fields, SVP of the Global Enterprise Solutions business, said understanding customer needs and delivering an entire, resilient global communications solution that includes the dedicated support of the company's entire team is the top priority. It is much more than just providing satellite bandwidth, — Leonardo DRS' behind-the-scene work is what makes the company proud to be the consistent leader in commercial satellite communications over the last five years.

Leonardo DRS will be showing at  the 2020 Satellite Exhibition/Conference between March 9 – 12.  The firm's business lead, Dave Fields, will be available to talk about the integration business – often a different point of view from satellite operators.  He will also be able to talk about how he grew the business to be the number one provider of satellite communications for the U.S. government for the last five years and the future of the business with LEO satellites.