Globecomm Receives Contract Extension from NATO Valued at $9.6 Million for GPS‐Based Force Tracking System
Globecomm, a leading global provider of communications solutions and services, announced today that the Company has received a contract extension from NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) valued at $9.6 million to extend communication services and onsite support for the Company’s previously deployed GPS-Based Force Tracking System (FTS).
Globecomm previously announced approximately $74.7 million in contracts from NATO for this project to design and install a GPS FTS, bringing the combined contract value to approximately $84 million. The FTS provides NATO with high levels of tracking data and messaging traffic. It enables NATO to identify where its personnel are located at all times, identify other multi-national forces and have the ability to do so in routine and operational situations. This is critical in assisting with the identification of friendly forces and helps prevent fratricide or “blue-on-blue” incidents.
Paul Knudsen, Vice President of Globecomm’s Eastern Atlantic Team, said: “Globecomm is pleased to receive this contract extension to continue to deliver this important service. We completed an upgrade of this system last year under a separate contract that was previously announced. Globecomm has been providing this service since 2007.”
Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global communications solutions provider. Employing its expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, Globecomm is able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. Globecomm believes that its integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and its 24 by 7 network operating centers provides it a unique competitive advantage. Globecomm focuses this value proposition in selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise and maritime.
As a communications solutions provider, Globecomm leverages its global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters or government offices. Globecomm currently has customers for which it is providing these solutions in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. For more information, please visit www.globecomm.com