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SATCOM Solutions

For over 20 years, Leonardo DRS has supported custom end-to-end satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions for maritime, airborne and ground-mobile operations. As the top provider of commercial satellite communication (COMSATCOM) services to the U.S. Federal Government, we consistently deliver optimal levels of availability, integrity and confidentiality. This unwavering security makes Leonardo DRS the only choice when success is critical—in short, always.

The Only Choice When Success is Critical

Leonardo DRS is accustomed to meeting the most demanding operational requirements for delivering extremely secure and agile turnkey mission-critical global communications solutions. In addition, our world-class life-cycle support is embedded in every solution to provide constant network performance and end-user satisfaction.

Leonardo DRS has unparalleled success engineering, managing, and supporting large-scale, mission-critical global communications by building the right solution with the right team. Our recognized skill for combining the strengths of top satellite operators, teleport operators, terrestrial transport providers, satellite equipment manufacturers, and skilled small business partners is essential to the success of the complex commercial SATCOM solutions (CS3) that we provide.

Satellite Services

Leonardo DRS delivers best value Ku, C, X, UHF, L and Ka-Band SATCOM services by teaming with the largest satellite operators and by combining operator agnostic services with economies of scale.


  • Satellite ServicesLease/purchase bandwidth
  • Bandwidth licenses and approval
  • Subscription services
  • Capacity planning & management
  • Lease/purchase earth terminal
  • Terminal licenses and approval
  • Earth terminal operations & maintenance
  • Comms on the move (COTM)
  • Geo-spatial intelligence (GEOINT)
  • Host nation agreement (HNA)/negotiation support


  • Leonardo DRS is a top supplier of satellite bandwidth to the U.S. Federal Government
  • Leonardo DRS teams up with the largest commercial satellite operators
  • Leonardo DRS delivers comprehensive Ku, C, X, UHF, L and Ka-Band SATCOM

Terrestrial Services

Providing both standalone terrestrial transport and integrated back-haul for global networks, Leonardo DRS utilizes its core infrastructure, the Global Communications Network (GCN), to deliver secure and reliable telecommunication services anywhere, anytime.


  • Terrestrial ServicesFiber and microwave back-haul
  • Rapid-deploy very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks
  • Teleport services
  • Wireless (Campus WiFi/Forth Generation (4G))
  • Circuit design, procurement, testing, commission, optimization and maintenance

Global Communications Network

  • Terrestrial ServicesCarrier-grade, Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network
  • Redundant, self-healing fiber circuits
  • Globally dispersed Internet points of presence (PoPs)
  • Secure connections to customer networks
  • Diverse, redundant access to the entire commercial and Military satellite arc
  • U.S. Government Certified Authority to Operate (ATO) & Authority to Connect (ATC) Risk Management Framework (RMF) M-M-H

End-to-End Solutions

Leonardo DRS' custom end-to-end solutions include secure and reliable global networking, high-performance managed network applications, 24x7x365 network operations, full life-cycle support, and a dedicated team of globally deployed field service representatives (FSRs).

Services Include:

  • Managed Network ServicesSecure terrestrial/satellite networks for global data, voice, video and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Globally deployed field service representatives (FSRs)
  • Systems engineering and integration
  • Program management
  • Life-cycle sustainment

24x7x365 Global Network Operations & Security Center (NOSC)

  • Monitoring and control of terrestrial core, teleports, satellite bandwidth, VSATs, back-haul, and security
  • Help desk with Tier I, II, & III support
  • Enterprise trouble ticket system
  • Geographically dispersed continuity of operations (COOP) fail-over

Managed Network Applications

  • Managed Network ServicesBroadband Internet access
  • Bandwidth-on-demand
  • Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) prepaid calling platform
  • Video conferencing
  • Remote desktop
  • Virtual private networks (VPN) -Layer-2, Layer-3, and virtual private local area network service (VPLS)
  • Full motion video (FMV)
  • Offensive cyber - target centric intelligence gathering