Inmarsat Helping FEMA Run First Responder Mobile Comm System

InmarsatGovtLogoInmarsat Government has won a potential five-year contract to provide mobile satellite services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for first responders to communicate in the event of disasters.

Since 2008, the British telecommunications firm’s subsidiary has provided satellite products and services to FEMA such as communication devices, terminals and teleport and terrestrial connections, Inmarsat said Wednesday.

The contract contains one base year and four extension options covering one-year increments for a potential $3.5 million value, if all options are exercised.

Inmarsat aims to help first responders communicate with each other and to leaders through command and operational centers for the project.

The subsidiary will also manage networks and provide engineering, integration, operations and maintenance services to FEMA.

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