The two companies will work to implement low-Earth orbit technologies into DOD's areas of operation in the Arctic region in an effort to address poor connectivity levels caused by harsh terrain and high latitude, OneWeb said Friday.
The agreement will prioritize early adopters of LEO technologies such as the Naval Research Laboratory.
"The U.S. DOD is OneWebâ€™s largest single customer and so we will ensure we have the tools and vehicles in place to contract for service this November when our network goes live above the 50th parallel," said Dylan Browne, head of government services at OneWeb.
OneWeb noted its Global Connectivity Platform will initially go live in the fourth quarter of the year.
The partnership is expected to provide support to the U.S. Navy's Ice Exercise event in 2022 as part of the agreement.
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