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Intelsat General Awarded Subcontract to Provide Satellite Connectivity to Iraqi Ministry of Defense

February 23, 2012

Bethesda, MD

Contact:
Nancy Nolting
Marketing Program Manager
Intelsat General Corp.
(301) 571-1239

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bethesda, MD, February 23, 2012 — Intelsat General Corp. has been awarded a subcontract to provide satellite connectivity for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense network of 150 VSAT remote terminals.

The contract is part of a larger $80 million IDIQ award to the 3Di Technologies subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, Foreign Military Sales branch. The subcontract with 3Di calls for Intelsat General to provide nearly a full transponder of capacity on Intelsat’s IS-901 satellite, with connectivity through the company’s Mountainside teleport in Maryland to an iDirect network of 150 terminals.

“Even though American forces have left Iraq, there is an ongoing need for satellite coverage of the region,” said Kay Sears, President of Intelsat General. “Having connectivity through our satellite network will enable the Iraqi military to maintain communications throughout a wide area.”

About Intelsat General Corp.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Intelsat General Corp. provides leading-edge communications solutions to commercial, government, and military customers through fixed and mobile satellite systems and associated terrestrial communications services. Intelsat General incorporates flexible and robust ground and space infrastructure and technical expertise to deliver reliable, quickly-deployable and secure network solutions anywhere around the globe. Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat, S.A.  www.intelsatgeneral.com.

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