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NIC4 awarded FMS Iraq Ministry of Defense VSAT delivery contract

(3 February - Network Innovations) NIC4 (a Division of Network Innovations Group) has been awarded the Iraq Ministry of Defense Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Phase One Single Award Five-Year Indefinite-Delivery / Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract via ACC-APG customer Communications-Electronic Command (CECOM) Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) as required under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case IQ-B-ADP.

NIC4 will provide knowledge-based support services for requirements with VSAT related needs, including satellite-bandwidth services for fixed and mobile users, OCONUS backup VSAT hub services, internet access over the VSAT network, satellite transition services and equipment, public internet protocol (IP) addresses, and annual maintenance and sustainment support.

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(courtesy: NIC4)

Enabling the Iraqi government to utilize satellite connectivity as part of the government’s rebuilding is significant in coordinating military and strategic operations. Running critical communications over satellite networks reduces the Iraqi government’s dependency on vulnerable terrestrial infrastructure and ensures military and strategic services are operational at all times. NIC4 was able to capitalize on its trusted reputation providing mission critical communication solutions to the US Government by contributing an exceptional level of technological expertise to the Program. Because of NIC4’s highly trained team, strong industry relationships, and access to a global network of industry professionals, NIC4 was able to deliver added-value to the contract’s support and service requirements accessing an existing solution’s portfolio that optimizes US Government objectives ensuring secure and always-available mission critical connectivity.

“NIC4’s unique contribution to the Iraq MOD is our experienced team members and network sustainment expertise”, said Chad Gatlin CEO NIC4, “The competition for this U.S. Army FMS case to the satellite integrator industry was immense, and we are pleased to be chosen as the partner of choice to deliver our exceptional services to the Program.”

About NIC4

NIC4 (part of the Network Innovations Group) is a satellite communications integrator focused on the provision and support of systems, which enables the US Government to stay connected anywhere. Incorporated in 2011 as the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) division, NIC4 drives communication and connection solutions capitalizing on a team of industry professionals strategically located throughout the United States. NIC4 specializes in the successful development and delivery of turn-key communications solutions for the military, public safety, and government agencies. Integrating terrestrial and satellite communication technologies, NIC4’s value lies in its ability to custom design and deliver agile and secure mission critical connectivity solutions enabling teams to communicate. Anywhere.

About Network Innovations

Network Innovations (NI) is a satellite communications integrator, focused in the provision and support of systems which enable its customers to communicate anywhere on the planet. Incorporated in 1989, Network Innovations has grown consistently and profitably through a team of professionals located at offices around the globe. It specializes in the successful development and delivery of turn-key communications solutions for the land, maritime, aero, and government markets. Its flexibility to custom-design solutions and integrate various satellite communications technologies for customer and industry specific needs is one of its key differentiators.