OneWeb Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb, and Hughes Network Systems, have each been awarded significant contracts by the US Space Force. OneWeb Technologies has secured a 10-year Commercial Satellite Communications Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (p-LEO) contract, while Hughes Network Systems has been granted a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite-based services.
OneWeb Technologies, known for providing high-speed, low latency, and secure satellite network solutions, has secured the p-LEO contract from the US Space Force. Valued at up to USD 900 million, this 10-year contract underscores the company's position as a trusted government solutions partner and a key player in the rapidly evolving field of satellite communications, said OneWeb Technologies.
Hughes Network Systems' Contract
In a separate announcement, Hughes Network Systems, a subsidiary of EchoStar and a satellite technology company, stated that it has secured a five-year IDIQ contract with a potential value of up to USD 900 million. According to Hughes, this contract facilitates the US Department of Defense, federal agencies, and international coalition partners to procure fully managed, low-latency LEO services from Hughes. Hughes stated that these services leverage capacity on two constellations: OneWeb and EchoStar Lyra.
Advancing Government Communications
"OneWeb Technologies aims to simplify satellite communications for enterprise and government users by moving their data in bulk - more rapidly, reliably, and securely," said OneWeb Technologies.
"As government and defence agencies explore the power and potential of LEO services in delivering capabilities to the warfighter faster and at lower cost, we're proud to offer not one, but two compelling solutions," said Hughes. "Our OneWeb offering - with our low-power, light-weight, flat panel antenna - and our next-generation EchoStar Lyra S-band IoT system position us to deliver customers in the DoD and federal government robust and resilient low-latency connectivity at a competitive price."
Hughes noted a previously announced distribution agreement with OneWeb Technologies to deliver managed, wideband LEO services to the DoD; those services are now available under the IDIQ and the GSA Schedule.