WASHINGTON — The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Viasat a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years, the Pentagon announced Nov. 22.
Viasat, a satellite operator and global communications services provider based in Carlsbad, California, will support USSOCOM’s program executive office for tactical communications systems,
USSOCOM, based in Tampa, Florida, is a unified military command with components from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.
Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) agreement, Viasat will provide communications hardware, technical support and network integration services.
The sole-source contract extends the deal Viasat won in 2017 when USSOCOM awarded the company a $350 million five-year IDIQ contract for critical mission networking and communications equipment, sustainment and support services.