Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
Iridium Communications Inc. Secures Major Contract with U.S. Space Force

Iridium Communications Inc. has been awarded a five-year base Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Space Force for its Iridium CertusĀ® services. The contract also includes a five-year option. This contract is part of the 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 high-quality voice access. This service is particularly important for the Joint All Domain Command and Control’s (JADC2) Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency (PACE) communications architecture. It provides mission-critical broadband and midband capabilities to support the needs of the modern warfighter.

The Iridium Certus terminals and services included in the contract are designed to maintain broadband connectivity in fast-paced and unpredictable environments, both on land, at sea, and in the air. These terminals are low-profile and can function without relying on communications infrastructure in non-U.S. territories.

Scott Scheimreif, Executive Vice President of Government Programs at Iridium, expressed his satisfaction with the expanded relationship between Iridium and the U.S. Space Force. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between the U.S. Government and Iridium’s ecosystem of partners in enhancing the capabilities of the Department of Defense’s SATCOM portfolio. Scheimreif reaffirmed Iridium’s commitment to providing mission-critical connectivity and their enthusiasm in supporting the DoD’s vision for an integrated SATCOM enterprise.

This contract with the U.S. Space Force highlights Iridium Communications Inc.’s expertise in the satellite industry and their dedication to supporting the communication needs of the military.