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Intelsat General Enters into Cooperative R&D Agreement with U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center

June 9, 2020 at 9:40 AM EDT

Collaboration aims to advance SATCOM system capabilities

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2020-- Intelsat General Communications, LLC (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for Satellite Communications Terminals, Technologies and Constellations Interoperability with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR).

The Agreement establishes a cooperative effort to assess and develop Intelsat General’s technology and services as a solution for the Army’s mission and efforts to progress satellite communications (SATCOM) systems capabilities. The CRADA between the C5ISR Center and IGC will also help to establish a working environment to conduct tests, demonstrations, experiments and exploratory information exchanges.

Intelsat General’s FlexGround service aligns closely with the Army’s Tactical Network Modernization focus for Capability Set 2023. FlexGround offers highly portable broadband connectivity both on the pause and on the move, enabling ground force mobility, range extension, rapidly deployable command posts with smaller electronic and physical signatures, converged mission command and control, common operational picture technologies, improved cybersecurity, and anti-jam capabilities.

“We look forward to working with C5ISR and bringing new capabilities to warfighters as quickly as possible,” said Intelsat General President Skot Butler. “Intelsat General’s new FlexGround service, for example, is purposefully designed to keep tactical users in remote environments securely connected with the high data rates they require. No matter where in the world, our ultra-portability, high-throughput, flexible service plans, pay-as-you-go option, and global availability enable troops to quickly access the connectivity they need whenever and wherever they need it. We have taken the complexity out of SATCOM, so our customers can focus on their core mission.”

To learn more about IGC’s FlexGround service, please visit

About Intelsat General (IGC):

Intelsat General Communications (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, which operates the largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure in the world. IGC provides government customers with mission-critical mobility communications solutions that include managed services with flexible pricing plans. From remote military outposts and disaster-recovery sites to U.S. embassies and homeland-security agencies, IGC solutions support and enable some of the most complex government applications. As the only commercial satellite operator with an independent third-party Service Organization Control (SOC 3) cybersecurity accreditation, Intelsat is uniquely positioned to help its government customers build a secure, connected future. Learn more at

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Source: Intelsat

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