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Inmarsat wins Australia Defence contract

March 30, 2021

By Chris Forrester

London-based Inmarsat has secured a satellite contract from Australia’s Department of Defence worth $221 million.

The contract runs for seven years and provides military personnel with communications and airtime services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) until 2027.

Inmarsat said the contract had “evolved” into a fully managed service covering hardware, software, support, training and leasing.

“[Inmarsat’s Operational Monitoring & Control System (OMCS)] enables the ADF to control its satellite service use directly, without the requirement to work changes or issues through Inmarsat, which maximises operational outcomes as well as cost efficiencies.”

Inmarsat global government president Todd McDonell said the company would continue to support the ADF across the Army, Navy and Air Force at “any latitude, longitude and altitude”.

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