DOD adds satellite connection to network
Communications port adds 25 satellites to DISN
- By Kathleen Hickey
- Mar 30, 2010
The Defense Department is now using a connection port from SES World Skies and DRS Technical Services to connect headquarters with field operations around the world via satellite. DOD installed the Defense Information Systems Network connection point at an SES facility in Manassas, Va., according to the company.
The port will provide secure broadband fiber and satellite communications using SES’ 25 satellites combined with DRS’ Technical Services Global Communications Network. The DISN carries the majority of the federal government’s voice, video and data traffic.
Earlier this month GCN reported that the U.S. military is increasingly turning to the private sector for satellite communications services.
Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.