Military Capabilities

US Air Force expecting key COMSATCOM study contract award in November

15 September 2017

Key Points

  • The USAF expects to award an important COMSATCOM study contract soon
  • The contract could help the service decide how to buy COMSATOM well into the future

The US Air Force (USAF) expects to award a key study contract in November that could help the service decide how to buy commercial satellite communication (COMSATCOM) capability well into the future.

USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Commander Lieutenant General John Thompson told Jane’s recently via a spokesperson that the anticipated contract award is for one of three phases to the SMC COMSATCOM Pilot Program. Phase 2, which has the anticipated November contract award, is a technical study and proof of concept laboratory demonstration of a flexible modem interface (FMI).

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