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Arrowhead Wins Largest Small Business Procurement Contract in Defense

[Naples, Italy] -- The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) named Arrowhead Space & Telecommunications, Inc., (www.arrowheadsat.com) a winner of the largest defense contract ever awareded to a small business for set-aside procurement. The contract, known as the Defense Satellite Transmission Service - Global (DSTS-G), is valued at $2.1 billion over a 10-year period.

"The contract will offer a wide range of bandwidth and telecommunication services for air, sea and land," Arrowhead's President and CEO Mary Ann Elliott, told Internetnews.com.

"Under the terms of the contract, Arrowhead will provide global fixed and mobile satellite services for all government agencies that need satellite bandwidth and related satellite-based hardware, services and applications. Engineering support, licensing, and host nation approvals along with other ancillary services are covered under this contract. These capabilities will enable the Department of Defense to meet commercial satellite communication needs on a global basis."

Arrowhead was one of three firms selected for this important telecommunications contract, which was announced by Lieutenant General Raduege, Director of DISA, and Mr. Bob Neal, Director of DOD Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU) Executive Office.

Among the services provided under the DSTS-G contract are multiple bandwidth suppliers and terminal sources, tracking solutions, two-way messaging, wireless solutions, distance learning, video teleconferencing, telemedicine, multi-band feed horn, aeronautical terminals, DAMA and bandwidth on demand.

"Arrowhead and our Alliance partners are proud to be chosen for this award," said Elliott. "We are fully committed to the success of the DSTS-G program. We are dedicated to providing 'On Target Quality Solutions' for DISA and the military's end-users." For this effort Arrowhead assembled an alliance of over 30 leading space industry firms that will offer a full range of products and services.

Arrowhead is a Native American, woman-owned small business established in 1991 with headquarters in Falls Church, Va., with field offices in various locations across the United States and a European logistical center in Naples, Italy.

To facilitate U.S. government agencies around the world that require services under the DSTS-G contract, Arrowhead has established a project web site at www.govtel.net.