Iridium Satellite LLC Contract Details

Defense contract under the Navy awarded to Iridium Satellite LLC on 11/21/2016.

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Contractor: Iridium Satellite LLC
Department: Navy
Awarded: 11/21/2016

Iridium Satellite LLC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,708,119 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support commercial satellite-based network services for the Department of Defense in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration, and testing. This is a follow-on requirement to procure continued communication support services that may be implemented for use in tactical, operational, and strategic-level activities. This effort will include enhancements to the existing Distributed Tactical Communications System Phase 3 and Advanced Concepts Development Support Services. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,807,778. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia (50 percent); and Tempe, Arizona (50 percent), and is expected to be complete by November 2021. Fiscal 2016 research, development, training and evaluation funding in the amount of $250,000 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was awarded on a sole-source basis in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) - only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-17-C-0001).

Total Contract Value: $8,708,119

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