Peraton has been awarded a US$218.6 million contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). The single award blanket purchase agreement was issued by the U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in coordination with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Known as CTC0307, the blanket purchase agreement award is a first-of-its-kind task order under the Future Commercial SATCOM Acquisition (FCSA) program.
Under the contract, Peraton will provide mission partners, operating in the AFRICOM area of responsibility, with rapid acquisition of commercial satellite services to meet enduring and emerging requirements. Specifically, Peraton will provide communications services leveraging satellites and emerging technologies from across multiple satellite fleet operators. The services will be supported by Peraton’s 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC), and by a dedicated team of satellite service engineers and professionals.
“AFRICOM conducts operations in some of the most remote and contested regions of the world, making persistent reliable communications a critical mission requirement,” said David Myers, president, Peraton Communications sector. “As an independent service integrator, Peraton takes a neutral, vendor-agnostic approach to leverage the best technologies available from across the entire commercial satellite industry. As a result, customers like AFRICOM are assured a solution tailored to prioritize consistent mission performance, without being dependent on any particular satellite fleet or vendor assets.”
Peraton has served as a consultative mission partner to AFRICOM for over 10 years. The company currently supports AFRICOM under other FCSA task orders and through separate contract vehicles and industry partners. Peraton designs and implements complete end-to-end managed satellite solutions for a wide range of applications including tactical ground deployments, airborne ISR connectivity, and multi-domain converged communications.