Intelsat General Corporation will provide global end-to-end satellite communications services for the US Navy under a $542.7m contract.

Under a contract that could last up to five years, the company will provide C, Ku and X-band satellite capacity, ground terminals, and terrestrial backhaul and network management services for the navy.

The US Navy’s current L-band mobile satellite services provided by Inmarsat of London will be replaced by an Intelsat SatCom services programme.

The contract has been awarded by the US Defense Information Technology Contracting Organisation.