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Iridium Communications Receive Satellite-Based Services Contract

Iridium Communications Inc.
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Ibadan, 13 September 2023. – Iridium Communications Inc., a provider of global voice and data satellite communications, have announced that it received a five-year base Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with one five-year option by the U.S. Space Force for Iridium Certus® services. Furthermore, the multiple awardee contract is part of a U.S. Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services award and includes multiple Iridium partners.

Unique in the satellite industry, Iridium Certus is the only broadband service that provides reliable, global, weather-resilient connectivity for on-the-move internet and high-quality voice access. In addition, these features are important for the Joint All Domain Command and Control’s (JADC2) Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency (PACE) communications architecture. The award includes Iridium Certus™ terminals and services, which provide mission-critical broadband and midband capabilities to the modern warfighter. Furthermore, Iridium Certus terminals are low-profile and capable of maintaining broadband connectivity in fast-paced, unpredictable environments on land, at sea, and in the air — and can do so without landing communications in non-U.S. territories.

Scott Scheimreif, Executive Vice President of Government Programs, Iridium, stated, “With over 25 years of experience operating in LEO and partnering with the Department of Defense, Iridium is happy to expand our relationship with the U.S. Space Force to enable successful execution of the warfighter’s mission.” The Executive Vice President of Government Programs further stated, “We are especially proud of the increased collaboration between the U.S. Government and our ecosystem of partners who bring their expertise to further enhance the capabilities of the DoD’s SATCOM portfolio. Iridium and our partners are committed to providing mission-critical connectivity and look forward to working together in support of the DoD’s vision for an integrated SATCOM enterprise.”

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