Globecomm Systems of Hauppauge, N.Y., DRS Technical Services of Herndon, Va., and L-3 Communications’ 3Di Technologies division of Hanover, Md., will provide satellite communications network equipment and related services to the U.S. Navy under contracts with a combined potential value of $85 million over the next five years, the Pentagon announced July 9.

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (Spawar), Atlantic, based in Charleston, S.C., has $17 million available during the first year of the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracting vehicle. Under these contracts, the three companies will compete for work to be assigned by Spawar in the form of task orders.

According to the Pentagon announcement, each contractor initially will receive $8,333.

In a press release issued July 24, Globecomm Chairman and Chief Executive David Hershberg said, “This contract further deepens our support to a critical US Government organization charged with rapidly delivering solutions that enable information dominance for our country’s Naval, Joint, National and Coalition Warfighters. This prime contract leverages Globecomm’s program management and satellite communications engineering know-how in developing, deploying and supporting state-of-the-art solutions in a manner that is mutually aligned with SPAWAR’s expectations regarding responsiveness, excellence, credibility and accountability.”