WASHINGTON, DC and HERNDON, VA, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Stratos Government
Services Inc. (SGSI) and Segovia, Inc., wholly owned subsidiaries of
Inmarsat plc, today announced they have been awarded an Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract by the Defense Information
Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) for the U.S. Navy Military
Sealift Command's (MSC) Next Generation Wideband (NGW) commercial
satellite communications (COMSATCOM) infrastructure and service.
MSC operates approximately 110 noncombatant civilian-crewed ships that
replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically
preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military
cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.
The contract, with a $315 million ceiling price, replaces the MSC's
Afloat Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Transport (BEST) COMSATCOM
infrastructure. The eight-year period of performance includes a
four-year base period plus four, one-year option periods. Performance
will be at strategic locations worldwide.
To meet the requirements of the MSC contract, SGSI and Segovia joined
forces to develop a solution that supports a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
(COTS)-based NGW system.
SGSI and Segovia services create an end-to-end IP communications pathway
linking globally deployed MSC ships and assets. The pathway includes
space-segment services, satellite infrastructure, shipboard terminal
hardware, supporting software, and a terrestrial-backhaul
infrastructure for redundant global connectivity. The SGSI/Segovia
solution also includes worldwide installation and sustainment services
for the MSC fleet.
"This award demonstrates the ability of SGSI and Segovia to effectively
combine their considerable strengths to meet the complex communications
requirements of one of the U.S. Government's most important
organizations," said SGSI President & CEO Bob Roe. "This network will
improve the capabilities of MSC to support our troops by delivering
supplies and conducting specialized missions across the world's
Segovia President & CEO Michael Wheeler added, "By leveraging the
capabilities of both SGSI and Segovia, this solution ensures MSC will
utilize the most advanced maritime-communications technology, supported
by a global network of experts to manage deployment and provide ongoing
Segovia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, is a
recognized leader in providing secure, global communication solutions
to the public and private sectors. For nearly a decade, the Company's
existing global network infrastructure and innovative business approach
- backed by the industry's most skilled and experienced workforce -
have yielded smarter solutions, delivered with greater speed,
reliability and customer focus. A trusted partner of the defense,
homeland security and emergency first-response communities, Segovia
quickly deploys end-to-end, mission-critical communications to support
strategic and tactical initiatives worldwide. Segovia is headquartered
in Herndon, Virginia, with network assets and operations around the
globe. To learn more, visit www.segoviaip.com or call 866.SEGOVIA.
About Stratos Government Services Inc.
SGSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc. Founded in 2006 and
based in Washington, DC, SGSI is dedicated to serving U.S. Dept. of
Defense customers as well as federal and state government agencies.
SGSI is a single-source integrator of multiple commercial satellite
technologies. On a global basis, SGSI provides airtime, hardware,
installation, network engineering and management, customer support and
value-added services. For more information, please visit www.stratosgsi.com.
SOURCE Stratos Global Corporation
For further information:
Stratos Director, Corporate Communications
Segovia Senior Director, Marketing