Herndon, VA/12 April 2018 – Satcom Direct Communications (SDC), the leading provider of
Inmarsat aeronautical satellite connectivity services to the U.S. Military, Department of Defense
(DoD), state and local agencies has been re-awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the
U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This five-year agreement, which is a renewal of
the previous BPA contract awarded to SDC in 2012, allows SDC to provide secure voice and
broadband data services to support global aeronautical missions for the DoD and other federal
agency bodies. The contract is also an important milestone in the military government market, as
this will be the first US government procurement contract in place for Aeronautical Inmarsat GX
services. The agreement has a ceiling value of $245 million over the life of the contract, which is 1
Base Year and 4 Option Years.

U.S. government users will continue to benefit from easy ordering access to quickly establish
worldwide connectivity on board all Inmarsat-equipped aircraft via SDC. As an Inmarsat Tier 1
Distribution Partner and Value-Added Reseller, SDC supplies the full range of Inmarsat L-band
solutions, including SwiftBroadband, BGAN, FleetBroadband, Swift64 and Classic Aero services, as
well as the new Ka-band service, Global Xpress (GX), to U.S. government users. SDC optimises and
enhances the connectivity experience with the provision of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band highspeed
broadband communications satellite network, providing seamless reliable worldwide mobile
connectivity at speeds up to 15 Mbps. With the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and SDC’s custom built
value-added services, such as SkyBond channel bonding and aggregation solution, SDC also enables
the fastest SwiftBroadband inflight data speeds worldwide.

U.S. government users will continue to benefit from easy ordering access to quickly establish
worldwide connectivity on board all Inmarsat-equipped aircraft via SDC. As an Inmarsat Tier 1
Distribution Partner and Value-Added Reseller, SDC supplies the full range of Inmarsat L-band
solutions, including SwiftBroadband, BGAN, FleetBroadband, Swift64 and Classic Aero services, as
well as the new Ka-band service, Global Xpress (GX), to U.S. government users. SDC optimises and
enhances the connectivity experience with the provision of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band highspeed
broadband communications satellite network, providing seamless reliable worldwide mobile
connectivity at speeds up to 15 Mbps. With the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and SDC’s custom built
value-added services, such as SkyBond channel bonding and aggregation solution, SDC also enables
the fastest SwiftBroadband inflight data speeds worldwide.

The aeronautical services will be supported by SDC’s comprehensive terrestrial network and the
Melbourne, Florida-based SD Data Center of its affiliated company, Satcom Direct, to ensure secure
transmission of all U.S. DoD data-transfers from aircraft to U.S. Government specified locations.
Combined, the services will ensure always-on global connectivity, even in the most geographically
challenging locations. In addition, all users will have access to the SD Pro® integrated software flight
platform to monitor and manage their connectivity services and usage in real time. SD Pro delivers
flight planning, scheduling, flight tracking, flight data, connectivity monitoring, and maintenance
tracking via a single, simple, fast and secure access point.

“Satcom Direct Communications has a proven track record of serving the U.S. government with the
best combination of technology solutions and support tools for all users, from individuals through to
complex DoD missions. With the addition of the powerful GX service we anticipate providing a best-
in-class global connectivity solution for U.S. military, diplomatic, intelligence and civilian government
aviation users,” said Stefan Tilliard, Vice President of SDC.

SDC also provides consistent, 24/7/365, customer support which resolves service issues, and
troubleshoots terminal and equipment issues, as well as “core” Inmarsat services. “We have an
extensive understanding of how connectivity is used by these customers, who are often operating
critical missions in extreme environments. This in-depth knowledge, expertise and our proven
capability in managing requirements and exceeding expectations, even in the most difficult of
circumstances, certainly contributed to SDC being awarded the BPA for a second time. This BPA
further validates our capabilities, and we look forward to continuing to support DISA and our U.S.
government airborne users to meet their specific mission requirements,” adds Tilliard.
About Satcom Direct Communications Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) is a technology innovator, providing global connectivity solutions for military, government, and heads of state aircraft. SDC also supports operations in areas with connectivity limitations such as remote locations, large scale events, and disaster recovery.

Since 1997, SDC and its affiliate, Satcom Direct®, have worked to advance the technology of
connectivity, making SDC the first in the marketplace to deliver numerous advancements and
capabilities. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner and Value Added Reseller for
Global Xpress.

SDC’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Melbourne, Florida, with an
additional office located in Herndon, VA. For more information regarding SDC, visit
www.satcomdirect.com , e-mail: government@satcomdirect.com, or call U.S. +1.703.549.3009.