US-based satellite communications provider UltiSat has received a COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity (CTC) task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA-DITCO).
Under the contract which is valued at more than $9m, UltiSat will provide Ku bandwidth capacity to the US Global Vigilance Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) near Palmdale, California.
The services will support the Global Hawk (GH) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) during flight tests.
The company will manage GH Ku-band earth terminals associated with the GH Mission Control Element, which may be located at any of several locations in California.
UltiSat government solutions senior vice-president Amy R. B. Gwinn said: “We are excited to continue our support to the Global Hawk Program.
These highly capable platforms support forces in worldwide military operations to enhance the mission and protect personnel.
UltiSat is dedicated to delivering services that exceed the most demanding requirements.