Eurosatory 2016

Satcom contract [ES2016D1]

13 June 2016

Airbus Defence and Space (External Pe6b, Stand D210) has been awarded a €113.8 million follow-on contract by the procurement agency of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) to provide commercial satellite communication services until 2023, having provided these since 2006.

The contract includes the provision of access to selected C- and Ku-band transponders that are used for applications including voice and data connections in Germany, between main bases abroad, as well as for Navy vessels.

Airbus Defence and Space has also recently been awarded the in-orbit operation of the military COMSATBw1 and COMSATBw2 satellites, as well as the operation of a large teleport and associated networks in Weilheim, Germany.

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