Press Release

Boeing Chosen for US Government’s COMSATCOM Services Acquisition Program

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2012
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Customers can select Boeing as provider of fixed and mobile satellite services through GSA Schedule
Offerings include military Ka-band and UHF and commercial Ku-, L- and Ka-band services

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] Commercial Satellite Services has been approved as a service provider for the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program. With this approval by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and General Services Administration (GSA), Boeing is authorized to provide U.S. government customers satellite communications services through a variety of fixed and mobile transponded and subscription services. Military-unique services such as UHF and Yahsat’s military Ka-band, commercial services in the Ku and Ka bands, and Inmarsat L-band and Thuraya L-band are examples of service offerings Boeing may provide through subscription agreements.

“This program gives Boeing another way to provide customers with exceptional satellite communication services using a variety of frequencies, including Inmarsat-5 Ka-band services,” said Craig Cooning, CEO of Boeing Satellite Systems International. “Boeing continues to support the government’s increasing need for satellite communications bandwidth.”

Customers can procure these services under Boeing’s GSA Schedule 70 contract.

Boeing Commercial Satellite Services, a unit of Boeing Satellite Systems International, works with owners of active satellite systems to market available bandwidth to prospective customers and to include hosted payloads on spacecraft. Boeing’s enterprisewide technology portfolio and expertise in government communications missions allow the company to provide tailored commercial solutions to meet specific customer needs.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 61,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Contact:
Cassaundra Bantly
Space & Intelligence Systems
Office: 562-797-2089
Mobile: 562-243-9427
cassaundra.m.bantly@boeing.com

SpaceRef staff editor.