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US Department of Defense awards Blanket Purchase Agreement to SES

Under the Blanket Purchase Agreement, SES Space & Defense will provide the US Department of Defense mission-critical communications leveraging SES’s O3b system.

SES Space & Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the US Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency high-throughput satellite (HTS) services. The single-award BPA has a ceiling of just under  $270m over a five-year period.

With this contract, SES Space & Defense will continue to support US DoD customers with industry-leading MEO low-latency HTS services globally. The BPA includes end-to-end MEO managed services with HTS capacity, broadband services, gateway services, monitoring and control services, satellite terminal leasing and sales, field service representative (FSR) support, training services and terrestrial backhaul.

SES Space & Defense has been providing managed services to US DoD end-users through numerous Task Orders on the original MEO low-latency HTS service BPA since 2018.

David Fields, President and CEO of SES Space & Defense, said: “SES Space & Defense is excited to receive this award, and we look forward to further supporting DoD users with SES’s MEO HTS capabilities. The new BPA signifies the DoD’s continued interest in MEO as a cornerstone commercial satellite communications capability.”