Kymeta Wins US Army JADC2 IDIQ Award with $ 950 Million Cap
the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded an Undetermined Delivery / Undetermined Quantity (IDIQ) contract to a developer of ground-based mobile satellite technology Kymeta provide its u8 terminal and Kymeta Connect service in a combined open architecture for use in all military services. The new contract could earn Kymeta up to $ 950 million.
The terms of the agreement provide for Kymeta’s participation in “the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capabilities across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, software development and modern algorithms to enable joint command and control of all domains (JADC2), ”the announcement.
“Kymeta is excited to participate in the competitive category of Advanced Combat Management System (ABMS) for Connectivity,” said Rob Weitendorf, Vice President, Business Development, Kymeta. “Our advanced technology has been proven to be effective for rapid deployment, provides the highest levels of security and encryption, and is essential for critical operations. We are confident in our ability to provide connectivity solutions to US Department of Defense organizations through JADC2.
The JADC2 contract award is one in a series of awards that the U.S. military hopes to use to develop and operate systems as a unified force in all fields – air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture.
The Kymeta u8 is a flat panel antenna compatible with the LEO and GEO satellite constellations. the Kymeta u8 is also available in a transportable configuration called u8 GO, which has been designed for rapid deployments.