WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - Vizada Inc., a subsidiary of Astrium and a leading provider of satellite-based communications services, has been awarded by a U.S. government agency, a multi-year contract valued over $13.5 million to provide satellite services. Under the terms of the contract, Vizada will provide Inmarsat BGAN and SwiftBroadband services, including static IP addressing, voice, video, data, and messaging, in support of a full spectrum of operations worldwide.
"Vizada delivers reliable, customized, end-to-end solutions to meet the unique needs of warfighters, first responders and other government workers," said Bob Baker, CEO of Vizada, Inc. "The U.S. government has once again affirmed its confidence in our extended service portfolio and its reliance on us to provide the managed communications services they need."
Vizada Inc. is a leading provider of global satellite-based communication services. The company, which has recently been acquired by Astrium (EADS Group), offers a full portfolio of fixed and mobile connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators and delivers them to end users through a network of 200 service provider partners. These services are packaged with Vizada Solutions™, designed to add business value to basic connectivity, and delivered through Vizada's global teleport network -- five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada works with the industry best network providers, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, and SES WorldSkies and is the exclusive reseller of Astrium's Paradigm solutions in the North American market. Vizada's end-users benefit from satellite communications wherever they are in the world, including: government agencies and military commands, public safety and emergency response organizations, military and civil aviation operators and individual warfighters.
Astrium is a world leading company for space technologies. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, dedicated to providing civil and defense space systems and services. Astrium Services, Telecom Governmental division, is the world's first and only commercial operator of hardened and protected military satellite communications using X-band and UHF frequencies compliant to NATO STANAG interoperability standards. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd it owns and operates the fleet of Skynet X-band and UHF satellites and provides satellite communications to multiple militaries and government organizations worldwide. Astrium's three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment, and Astrium Services for comprehensive end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security satellite communications equipment, bespoke geo-information and navigation services worldwide. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2010, the Group comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter generated revenues of EUR 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.