Intelsat General Extends Contract to Provide Satellite Capacity to Forces in Afghanistan

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Intelsat General Corp confirmed that it had received a one-year contract renewal for satellite capacity from DRS Technologies, one of several previously referenced renewals that were received in the 2014 third quarter under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Acquisition (FCSA) vehicle. Under the contract, Intelsat General is supplying satellite services to DRS Technologies, a division of Finmeccanica, in support of U.S. Central Command requirements in Afghanistan. The service is utilizing 180 MHz of Ku-band capacity on an Intelsat 9 series satellite over southwest Asia.

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