Under a new agreement with U.S. defense contractor Peraton, OneWeb’s satellite communications services will be more widely available to military users in hard-to-reach areas, including ships at sea.
Peraton received a $10 million five-year contract extension from the U.S. Space Force for orbital analysis services.
GAO sustained Peraton’s protest in June 2019. SMC conducted a new competition and in February 2020 again selected SAIC.
The contract had been previously given to Inmarsat but had to be re-competed after Peraton successfully protested the award.
Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company's national security space portfolio.
The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest March 5.
Peraton is enhancing OS/Comet, the firm's telemetry, tracking and control platform, to address challenges and opportunities posed by massive constellations, cloud computing and hosted payloads.