Boeing recently contracted with Universal Space Network to design, build, operate and maintain a Mil-Ka Gateway for Boeing Commercial Satellite Services in support of the Global Xpress program.
Universal Space Network, acting as the prime contractor, brought together a team consisting of SSC Chile, ViaSat, and Telefonica/MoviStar to win the contract in a competitive environment. SSC Chile will act as the primary implementation and operations subcontractor. ViaSat Corporation will supply the antenna and associated networking systems. Telefonica/MoviStar will act as the terrestrial fiber supplier.
Under the contract which is valued in excess of 12 million dollars, Universal Space Network will deliver services for five years in a Firm Fixed Price arrangement with extended options available. Service delivery is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014.
USN is experienced in hosting and servicing third party owned antennas.
“Our close partnerships within the team allowed us to work quickly and deliver a technically strong proposal at a very good price,” said John Williams, CEO of USN. “Our commercial approach allowed flexibility to meet changing requirements while maintaining a focus on performance and delivery. We are proud to be a trusted supplier to Boeing.”