Inmarsat wins contract for US disaster response

Inmarsat Government has been awarded a contract to continue providing mobile satellite services to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The contract is valued at up to US$3.5 million over five years, which includes an initial contract period of one year and the option to extend the agreement in four one-year increments.

Mission critical
FEMA will use Inmarsat services to provide reliable, mission-critical communications between its supporting personnel in the event of a disaster.

First responders will be able to communicate immediately among themselves and with their command and operational centres.

Cost effective
“Coupled with services we provide to the Department of Homeland Security, this award demonstrates the value that US government agencies place on the cost-effective, innovative and secure communication solutions Inmarsat Government offers,” said David Helfgott, President and CEO of Inmarsat Government.

FEMA will be provided with end-to-end solutions utilising Inmarsat Government's entire product and service portfolio, including Inmarsat's new global Ka-band network, Global Xpress, with planned deployment from 2013 and full global service expected by 2014.

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