Leonardo DRS Continues to be Top Provider of Commercial SATCOM to U.S. Federal Government

Leonardo DRS Continues to be Top Provider of Commercial SATCOM to U.S. Federal Government

October 2019

With the recent win of a major U.S. Department of Defense commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) contract, Leonardo DRS continued its fifth consecutive year as the top provider of COMSATCOM to the U.S government. Leonardo DRS achieved this notable position through its dedication to delivering best value information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.

The utilization of commercial satellites for customer communication needs has been a strength of the Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) business for more than 20 years.  In that time it has developed unparalleled success in engineering, managing, and supporting large-scale, mission-critical global communications by combining the strengths of top satellite operators, teleport operators, terrestrial transport providers, satellite equipment manufacturers, and skilled small business partners.

The company understands its customer needs and builds solutions that take advantage of its global communications network; an RMF-authorized, carrier-grade MPLS global network with redundant, self-healing fiber circuits connected to globally dispersed Internet Points of Presence (PoPs) and globally diverse teleports that provide redundant access to the entire COMSAT and MILSAT arc.

“Understanding our customer needs and delivering an entire, resilient global communications solution that includes the dedicated support of our entire team is our priority,” said David Fields, Senior Vice President of the Global Enterprise Solutions business.  “It is much more than just providing satellite bandwidth, our behind-the-scene work is what makes us proud to be the consistent leader in commercial satellite communications over the last five years.”

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*Source: GovWin IQ Total Federal Market Overview - Top Contractors 2015-2019 - NAICS 517410 Satellite Telecommunications


The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business is also a leader in providing mission-critical information and communications technology solutions to the DoD and the U.S. Federal Government. Its integrated services include end-to-end global communications, satellite communications, teleport services, fiber and wireless terrestrial back-haul, managed network applications, network operations, information technology services, and cyber security.


About Leonardo DRS

Celebrating 50 years of innovation excellence, Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. Its Global Enterprise Solutions business unit delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. See the full range of capabilities at www.LeonardoDRS.com and on Twitter @LeonardoDRSnews.