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Commercial Satellite (COMSAT) Services

Last Revised: May 8, 2014, 3:18 pm

The purpose of this program is to purchase Commercial SATCOM Bandwidth for training and operations that support OCO.

Operational Impact: 

Our forces require access to portable and scalable worldwide Commercial SATCOM Bandwidth. Commercial SATCOM Bandwidth mitigates current and projected limited access to Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) to meet our requirements.

COMSAT services are an essential enabler of intra-MAGTF communications training that supports Communications-on-the-Move (COTM), Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS), and At the Halt (ATH) down to battalion/company level that facilitates Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET), SIPRNET, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and Cyber Security defense in depth.

COMSAT services are also a critical enabler for conducting HA/DR, Tactic, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP), PTP, within the OPFOR, MAWTS, and MCTOG in order to support training, operations and deployments for OCO requirements.

Program Milestone Status: 

Commercial SATCOM bandwidth is currently funded via OCO through FY15. Baseline budgeting will begin in FY16.

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Related Parts:

Part Name Developer/Manufacturer Location Congressional District Electoral Votes
COMSAT Parts Undisclosed Manufacturer Ft. Meade, Maryland District 2 10
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    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.