Viasat wins $325 million U.S. Special Operations Command contract

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Under the five-year agreement, Viasat will provide communications hardware, technical support and network integration services

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.