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Intelsat General to connect CENTCOM

Intelsat General Corp., a subsidiary of Intelsat, has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communication services to U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT).

The one-year contract calls for 144 MHz of Ku-bandwidth for operations in Central Command's (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, according to an Intelsat General news release. The contract includes three one-year and one six-month option.

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Co General Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: "I"), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has been awarded a contract to provide satellite services to U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT).

The one-year contract calls for 144 MHz of Ku-bandwidth to support U.S. military operations in the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR). The service, which began in September 2015, has three one-year renewal option periods and one six-month renewal option period.

Coverage will extend across the Middle East, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"The deployed airmen are operating satellite ground terminals supporting C4ISR networks at numerous remote and expeditionary locations requiring a single-satellite solution that was not readily available," said Skot Butler, Intelsat General's vice president for satellite networks and space services. "With our vast global network we had the ability to re-groom capacity, creating a unique solution that precisely accommodates the customer's single-satellite requirement."

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