British Defence Ministry invites Airbus, Babcock, BT & Serco to compete for satcom service contract

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE June 17: This story was updated to reflect BT's announcement that Viasat UK Ltd. and NSSLGlobal were on its team to compete for the Skynet Service Delivery Wrap contract.

PARIS— The British Defence Ministry, still running the Skynet 6 military satcom program at a glacial pace, invited four companies to bid on a six-year transition period between today’s Skynet 5 and the next-generation Skynet 6.

The four companies — Airbus Defence and Space, Babcock Integrated Technology . . .

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