NEWTON, N.C., 10 March 2008.General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is one of seven contractors selected by the U.S. Navy to provide satellite communications systems and services under a potential five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The contract has no initial award value to General Dynamics; it has a maximum potential value of $490 million to all awardees if all options are exercised.
The equipment and services will be used by the Navy to enable satellite-based voice, video, and data communications across various frequency bands. The program is managed by the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics.
Under terms of the contract, SATCOM Technologies will provide a variety of multiband tactical satellite terminals and the systems it takes to run the terminals, including hardware, software, and related services. Services will range from operations to logistics support.
"This go-to contract vehicle continues to demonstrate SATCOM Technologies' relevance and value to the Navy," says Gary Kanipe, vice president of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies. "Our products, systems, and services enable a critical common-link for networked and one-to-one satellite communications across the Department of Defense."