Leonardo DRS, Inc announced today that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) worth up to $255 million by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, to provide the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) with satellite communications and support for its headquarters, components and major subordinate units operating in the region.
The award was announced by the Department of Defense on July 7, 2020.
Under the agreement, Department of Defense requirements include providing mission partners with a means of rapidly acquiring commercial satellite bandwidth to meet enduring and emerging communications needs.
Leonardo DRS will provide host nation agreements and frequency clearances as needed to enable access to regional services. Additionally, Leonardo DRS will provide custom-engineered, regional commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) solutions, designed to meet the combatant command’s COMSATCOM needs.
“The US Indo-Pacific Command is a complex region and we are dedicated to delivering a strong, secure and comprehensive satellite communications solution that ensures users in the combatant command have connectivity when and where it is required,” said Dave Fields, senior vice president and general manager of the Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business unit. “Our nearly 20 years of experience and leadership in satellite communications solutions gives us a clear understanding of our customer needs for this critical mission,” Fields said.
The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business unit is a leader in providing mission-critical global communications and enterprise IT solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense and the US Federal Government as well as commercial and international customers. Its services include end-to-end global communications, satellite communications fiber and wireless terrestrial back-haul, managed network services and applications, cyber security, network operations, enterprise IT, and IT staffing.
Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defence contractors worldwide. Its Global Enterprise Solutions business unit delivers mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo SpA. –shp/mgm