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ND SatCom, EADS win contract with German Armed Forces
ND SatCom and partner EADS Space Services have won a major contract with the German Armed Forces for the next step of its satellite communications program, SATCOMBw Stufe 2.
The SATCOMBw Stufe 2 project includes the delivery of two military communication satellites, several fixed and transportable ground stations of various sizes as well as a bundle of communication services.
The contract period stretches more than 10 years and will generate an additional revenue of $230 million (excluding VAT) for ND SatCom over the period of the contract, with an option for subsequent follow-up contracts.
ND SatCom will provide a complete ground segment containing the various user ground stations, the telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) network as well as network management for monitoring and controlling the overall system. EADS is to deliver the space segment, which mainly includes two military satellites.
See ND Satcom at IBC2006 stand 1.341 and OEEE150, or visit: www.ndsatcom.com.