Under the Blanket Purchase Agreement, U.S. DoD users can receive Medium Earth Orbit low-latency high throughput services from SES Space & Defense. The total amount of all orders placed against the BPA cannot exceed USD 516.7 million over a five-year period of performance from 1 May 2018 through 30 April 2023.
With this agreement, U.S. DoD customers will have the opportunity to access SES Space & Defense’s industry-leading O3b MEO services worldwide. The BPA scope of work includes managed services (HTS capacity and broadband services, gateway services, and monitoring and control services), satellite terminals, field service representative (FSR) support, training and terrestrial backhaul.
SES Space & Defense currently provides over five Gbps of MEO HTS capability to 18 different U.S. Government sites worldwide. U.S. Government customers have access to 16 O3b MEO satellites. In 2021, these end users will have access to O3b mPOWER, the next-generation satellite-based communications system that sets new industry benchmarks for capacity, flexibility and coverage.