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Spacecom Awarded Two New Contracts by DRS Technical Services for Delivering Satellite Communications Capabilities to U.S. Department of Defense


1 November 2012
Spacecom announced that it has been awarded two contracts by DRS Technical Services, Inc., including one for C-band capacity on AMOS-5 and a second for Ku-band satellite capacity on AMOS-3. The contracts are for the delivery of commercial satellite communications capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
“We have worked together with DRS Technical Services since 2007 to provide powerful and dependable satellite capacity for DoD. Our AMOS-3 and AMOS-5 satellites offer services to U.S. customers requiring reach into the Middle East and back to Europe,” said Drew Marks, Vice President of Sales, North America at Spacecom. “These two new contracts are testimony to our team's fine work and the superior solutions we provide.”
DoD is using capacity from Spacecom’s AMOS-3 located at 4°W and AMOS-5 positioned at 17°E. The capacity enables reliable two-way communications with the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Europe who are training for missions in the Middle East.
“For U.S. forces and troops stationed worldwide maintaining satellite communications is absolutely mission-critical,” said Jim Scott, Vice President and General Manager, Global Enterprise Solutions at DRS Technical Services. “Together with Spacecom, we help DoD maximize value by offering communications solutions that meet our customers need for cost-effective and adaptable commercial satellite bandwidth services.”