Thursday, September 13, 2012

Boeing receives approval for COMSATCOM Services Acquisition Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and General Services Administration (GSA) have authorized Boeing Commercial Satellite Services to act as a service provider of the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program.

Boeing is now authorized to provide assorted satellite communications services to U.S. government customers. This including both fixed and mobile transponded and subscription services.

Boeing offers subscription agreements on military-unique services like UHF and Yahsat's military Ka-band, Ku-band and Ka-band commercial services from the Inmarsat-5 satellite, and L-band services from Inmarsat and Thuraya. These services can be secured through a GSA Schedule 70 contract with Boeing.

According to Craig Cooning, CEO of Boeing Satellite Systems International, the COMSATCOM program is another opportunity for Boeing to provide quality satellite communication services to its customers.

"Boeing continues to support the government's increasing need for satellite communications bandwidth," Mr. Cooning said.

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