Leonardo DRS Awarded Contract to Provide Network Services for Rural Alaskan Healthcare System

Leonardo DRS Awarded Contract to Provide Network Services for Rural Alaskan Healthcare System

ARLINGTON, VA, July 10, 2019 -- Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract to continue delivering high-speed telecommunications services for rural Alaskan healthcare providers throughout the state.  The contract is worth more than $25 million over three years.

The contract was awarded by the Tanana Chiefs Conference, a system of healthcare providers servicing rural Alaskan communities and requiring reliable telecommunications services to enable healthcare staff to provide fast and dependable support to patients.  Additional connectivity will continue to build member capacity to exchange health information electronically and engage in telemedicine services.

Under the contract, the Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) business unit will continue to operate and maintain resilient fiber optic, microwave, and satellite networks throughout the rural Alaskan service regions.  The company continues to support high-quality, secure, and dependable connections for electronic health information exchange.

“Leonardo DRS has a proud legacy of helping Alaskans meet and improve the needs for medical providers servicing rural communities across the state,” said Benjamin Pigsley, vice president of global communications in the Global Enterprise Solutions business unit.  “Under this new contract we will continue to improve the telecommunications marketplace throughout Alaska to allow for more members to access these vital services,” Pigsley said.

The Leonardo DRS Arctic Broadband service provides Alaskan communities with fast and cost-effective connections to the Internet and their networks. For over 16 years, the company has been providing robust communications to remote locations in Alaska. As a technology partner to remote health care clinics and rural school districts all over Alaska, GES is accustomed to meeting the most demanding operational requirements in the state. Global Enterprise Solutions provides comprehensive services from network design and construction to network operations and management, while full life-cycle sustainment services provide customers with cutting-edge communications solutions.

The Leonardo DRS GES team provides communications to over 100 sites across Alaska and operates extensive microwave and satellite networks providing state of the art communications to under-served communities. With offices and operations based out of Anchorage and Fairbanks, GES is able to respond quickly to most any rural Alaska location.


About Leonardo DRS

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.