Lynk secures DISA Sat2Phone contract

On April 24, Falls Church, VA-based Lynk Global, Inc., a satellite-direct-to-standard-phone service (sat2phone) provider, announced that it has signed a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide commercial sat2phone services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other U.S. government agencies.

This contract enables DoD, DHS and other U.S. government agencies to commercially purchase sat2phone services for the next 5 years, and includes an option to extend the contract 5 more years. Services available under the contract include SMS text messaging, emergency cell broadcast alerts, and LynkCast weather & information broadcast services.

Margo Deckard, Lynk’s co-founder and COO said, “Lynk will enable U.S. government agencies to access life-saving emergency communications to help the American people when terrestrial mobile networks are non-existent or have failed. DISA and U.S. Space Force will save lives through the Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) contract vehicle.” Deckard added, “We are humbled to serve the people who risk their lives for the American people.”

The U.S. government is the world’s largest customer of commercial satellite communications, and buys those services through DISA. In 2022, DISA released a PLEO satellite services solicitation for the first time. Of the 20 companies that received DISA PLEO awards, Lynk is the only firm which received a contract for sat2phone connectivity.

Charles Miller, Lynk’s co-founder and CEO, added, “The U.S. Department of Defense has been field testing Lynk’s technology for several years. We are deeply grateful for the trust that the DoD has given to Lynk with their decision to give us the first-ever sat2phone contract.” Miller continued, “This contract will enable the nearly three million men and women in the DoD to use the existing phone in their pockets to stay connected everywhere. No matter what happens.”

Source: Lynk

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