This contract places Kymeta on USSOCOM Special Operations Forces Deployable Node (SDN) Lite and is designed to support the procurement of modular, portable SATCOM terminal variants that will handle secure and non-secure voice, video, and data communications at several classification levels.
Being placed on this IDIQ contract significantly reduces the number of steps required by DoD units and commands to receive Kymeta equipment and services. USSOCOM and other Department of Defense (DoD) entities use the SDN Lite contract to non-competitively procure tactically deployed Special Operations Forces users with worldwide communications and connectivity hardware.
Kymeta continues to use its flat-panel satellite antennas and terminals and KÄ€LO™ connectivity services to provide mobile connectivity on both satellite and satellite-cellular hybrid networks to customers around the world. Kymeta terminals offer ease of operation and network access speed, which makes Kymeta solutions valuable in a range of government field operations where deployment and high mobility are critical factors.
Paul Mattear, VP of Business Development and Sales at Kymeta, said this is a tremendous accomplishment for Kymeta and one that the company has been striving toward for the past year. This contract will help Special Operations Command reduce procurement time for mission-critical connectivity solutions from a year down to weeks — which is significant. Kymeta is also excited about this contract as government partnerships have been one of Kymeta’s key areas of focus.