SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has teamed with prime contractor Bushtex, Inc. to provide commercial Ku bandwidth to U.S. Air Combat Command (ACC), SES announced today. This satellite communications capability will support training and testing operations in the continental U.S.
Bushtex Inc., a woman- and minority-owned small business based in Gilbert, AZ, is a satellite communications provider that currently delivers commercial services for a variety of Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other U.S. Government agencies. To support this contract, Bushtex leveraged SES GS’ extensive experience in providing satellite communication services for the U.S. DoD, and more specifically for the U.S. Air Force, over the past 30 years.
“We are proud to support Air Combat Command and our small business industry partner, Bushtex, for this network. It allows the mission partner to conduct training and operations that help validate and refine Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures,” said Pete Hoene, President and CEO of SES Government Solutions.
The contract is a 12-month base year with four one-year option periods starting on 1 August 2018. The total contract value is USD 29.3 million. The award includes the ability to provide optional surge capacity over the life of the contract, with a six-month extension option.
About SES Government Solutions
SES Government Solutions (SES GS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of global satellite operator SES. SES GS operates under a proxy board allowing them to provide services through contracts with the U.S. Government, including classified work. SES GS is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than four decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and secure end-to-end satellite communications solutions. Further information can be found at www.ses-gs.com