Federal Contracts

GSA CS2

Hughes has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide custom SATCOM Solutions that enable Federal agencies to build large, complex, custom end-to-end satellite solutions.

Under the terms of the Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract, Hughes may provide satellite transport (bandwidth), fixed or mobile satellite service, and service-enabling components such as terminals, handsets, and tail circuits with engineering services to integrate, operate, and maintain the solution, such as:

  • Emergency response and disaster recovery communications systems
  • Satellite-based backup communications networks
  • Distributed distance learning networks
  • Blue personnel tracking (BPT)
  • Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR)
  • Communications-on-the-move solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) applications

S2 is a multiple award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), fixed-price contract, which is best suited for large, custom, complex requirements, such as:

  • Coverage – Can be delivered to coverage areas involving multiple satellites and associated ground stations, and terrestrial infrastructure anywhere in the world
  • User and network size – Can be comprised of hundreds of end-user locations or points of presence
  • Capacity – Can require multiple Transponder Equivalent (TPE) of bandwidth or large (100 Mbps or more) committed information rate (CIR) over the satellite links
  • Terminal types – Can require terminal populations consisting of multiple variants of fixed land, mobile land, and airborne terminals

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