Rockwell Collins To Maintain Satcom Teleport at Ramstein Air Base
Rockwell Collins received a 3-year, $9.1 million contract to provide maintenance and field service support for the satellite communications teleport at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. A teleport is a group of satellite dishes that connect communications satellites with the ground telecom network.
The delivery order calls for Rockwell Collins to provide maintenance services for the teleport along with providing remote monitoring of US convoys in Iraq. The teleport will be supported by 9 field service engineers.
Program Manager WIN-T’s Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the US Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, NJ, awarded the delivery order through Rockwell Collins’ Worldwide Satellite Systems contract…
The Worldwide Satellite Systems contracts [pdf] are indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts that have a ceiling value of $5 billion and are available for up to 5 years. The Worldwide Satellite Systems contracts were awarded to 6 prime contractors:
- Rockwell Collins’ DataPath (W15P7T-06-D-L215)
- TeleCommunications Systems (W15P7T-06-D-L216)
- Boeing (W15P7T-06-D-L217)
- D&S Consultants (W15P7T-06-D-L218)
- General Dynamics (W15P7T-06-D-L219)
- Globecomm Systems (W15P7T-06-D-L220)
The Ramstein teleport is a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hub for military communications. It links military X band networks with commercial Ku band networks, providing high-bandwidth voice and data capabilities to US forces. Rockwell Collins designed, engineered and built the C band, Ku band, and Defense Transportation Reporting and Control System (DTRACS) deployable earth terminals at the Ramstein facility.