Intelligent Waves awarded US Defense Information Systems Agency global satellite communications contract

Intelligent Waves awarded  US Defense Information Systems Agency global satellite communications contract
US Defense Information Systems Agency

Intelligent Waves has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for global satellite communications.

The Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) Global Logistical Services Management Contract (ELOG, valued $48 million, has a one-year base with options for four years.

The system is designed to provide global communication services to deployed troops and partnering agencies through a dedicated, satellite gateway that leverages the commercial Iridium satellite constellation.

This capability employs devices and corresponding systems and allows users to communicate information from unique environments.

Services and support under the EMSS will include the Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS), which is an over-the-horizon, beyond-line-of-sight, ‘netted’ satellite communication capability.

Additionally, the contract will make sure that operational, engineering and technical requirements are achieved successfully for existing and future devices as technologies within the EMSS portfolio.

Under the contract, Intelligent Waves will support the DTCS and the EMSS programme by providing global logistics service management and field service representatives.

Intelligent Waves chief technology officer Marqus Hutchinson said: “For over a decade, Intelligent Waves has proudly supported the warfighter and military operations with sophisticated communication systems.

“This award demonstrates our ability to deliver mission-critical solutions in support of our customers.”

Neal Path

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