Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023
Iridium Communications Awarded Five-Year Contract by U.S. Space Force for Iridium Certus Services

Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a five-year base Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Space Force for Iridium Certus services. This contract, which includes one five-year option, is part of a U.S. Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services award and involves multiple Iridium partners.

Iridium Certus is a unique broadband service that offers reliable, global, weather-resilient connectivity for on-the-move internet and voice access. It is the only service of its kind that meets the requirements of the Joint All Domain Command and Control’s (JADC2) communications architecture. The contract includes Iridium Certus terminals and service, which provide broadband and midband capabilities for the modern warfighter.

The Iridium Certus terminals are designed to maintain broadband connectivity in fast-paced and unpredictable environments on land, at sea, and in the air. They can do so without relying on non-U.S. territories for communications.

Iridium has over 25 years of experience operating in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) and working with the Department of Defense. The company is proud to expand its relationship with the U.S. Space Force and support the successful execution of the warfighter’s mission. Iridium is committed to providing mission-critical connectivity and working with its partners to enhance the capabilities of the Department of Defense’s SATCOM portfolio.

The Iridium satellite network offers weather-resilient L-band connectivity and global coverage. Unlike geostationary (GEO) systems, Iridium’s network is not affected by permanent line of sight blockages, making it ideal for delivering mission-critical communications for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, even in combat zones or during severe weather events.

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