Airbus Awarded Contract for UK’s Military SatCom System
30 October 2023
Airbus has been awarded the Skynet Design Support Contract (SDSC) to provide Design Authority reach back for the UK’s SKYNET 5 and 6A military satellite communications systems.
The contract will provide post-design services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its future service providers to support the transition from SKYNET 5, which was procured under a PFI arrangement that commenced in 2003, towards a MOD-owned contractor-operated system under SKYNET 6.
This includes SKYNET 6A which Airbus is currently developing.