U.S. Department of Defense chooses Artel to provide satellite services to U.S. Central Command

RESTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2007. Artel Inc., a global provider of information technology (IT) and managed network services, has announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has competitively awarded Artel two task orders to provide satellite services to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in support of U.S warfighters in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The awards are valued at more than $70 million if three one-year option periods are fully exercised.

Feb 26th, 2007

RESTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2007. Artel Inc., a global provider of information technology (IT) and managed network services, has announced that U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)the has competitively awarded Artel two task orders to provide satellite services to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in support of U.S warfighters in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The awards are valued at more than $70 million if three one-year option periods are fully exercised.

The task orders were awarded under the Defense Information Systems Network Satellite Telecommunications Services-Global (DSTS-G) contract. DSTS-G enables the Defense Department, federal agencies, and other users authorized by the DOD to obtain global fixed satellite service (FSS) bandwidth and related satellite-based services and applications.

In areas where U.S. warfighters will be using Artel's services, little infrastructure is in place for terrestrial services and the military relies heavily on satellite services to carry out its missions. Under the task order award, Artwl will provide satellite connectivity as well as real-time, proactive monitoring and control over the day-to-day physical and logical configuration of leased bandwidth, earth terminals, and associated terrestrial interconnection resources.

All expressed contract award terms and values represent the amounts that Artel expects to receive from the agreements if all options are exercised.

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