CONTRACT AWARD

Viasat confirms $450M armed forces equipment award

Viasat has confirmed the award of a potential five-year, $450 million General Services Administration contract for equipment and services to support the armed forces in areas such as communications, intelligence and security.

Both special operations and general purpose forces can use the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to acquire tools that fulfill immediate needs in mobile networking, cybersecurity and broadband satellite communications, the company said Tuesday.

The contract is officially known as Rapid Migration of Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber Capability Best Practices, or C5AD.

GSA awarded the contract on April 18, nearly two months after it announced in a FedBizOpps post that the agency intended to award the pact to Viasat on a sole-source basis.

Types of equipment covered under the contract include radios, terminals, antennas, encryptor devices, software, satellite modems, transceivers, data controllers, and training and simulation devices.

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