Award Record

Record Date: December 27, 2023

Cutting-Edge SATCOM: Intelsat General Communications Lands $9.09M DEUCSI Contract

Intelsat General Communications LLC, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $9,087,138 contract for the Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI). This contract provides for efforts to develop and experimentally test satellite communications (SATCOM) systems capable of operating with multiple commercial space internet constellations operating in low, medium, and geostationary earth orbits offering a new low size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) terminal that easily integrates onto aircraft platforms to provide resilient, high throughput, globally available, and highly reliable SATCOM. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 26, 2024. This contract was a competitive acquisition and 11 offers were received. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,842,797 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA2385-24-C-B016). (Awarded Dec. 26, 2023)