Boeing authorized for government satcoms

Sept. 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has recognized Boeing Commercial Satellite Services as an authorized provider of communication services to its agencies and organizations.

Approval as a service provider for the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition program was given by The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency and the General Services Administration.

"This program gives Boeing another way to provide customers with exceptional satellite communication services using a variety of frequencies, including Inmarsat-5 Ka-band services," said Craig Cooning, chief executive officer of Boeing Satellite Systems International. "Boeing continues to support the government's increasing need for satellite communications bandwidth."

Other fixed and mobile transponded satellite communications services will offer government customers are military-unique services such as UHF and Yahsat's military Ka-band, commercial services in the Ku and Ka bands, and Inmarsat L-band. These services would be provided on a subscription basis, Boeing said.

Boeing Commercial Satellite Services is a unit of Boeing Satellite Systems International.

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