DRS Technical Services has been awarded two task orders to provide X-band satellite connectivity and terrestrial transport services to US forces serving in south-west Asia.

The $48m orders were placed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) under Defense Information System Network (DISN) satellite transmission services – global (DSTS-G) task orders 691 and 692.

Under the contract, the company will provide services that include remote terminals, high-speed modems with advanced coding, ground stations, fibre connectivity and terrestrial equipment for high data-rate X-band links.

The company will also provide operations and maintenance support services for the remote terminals.

The in-theatre support to the Department of Defense will provide a broad range of communications services to warfighters to ensure safety and mission success.