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Department of Defense Turns to Dish

EchoStar Fixed Satellite Services and Artel reached a long-term deal to provide fixed-satellite service for the Department of Defense.

Under terms of the pact, parent EchoStar Communications will provide Artel with multiple satellite transponders within its fleet.

EchoStar Fixed Satellite Services’ capacity will be used by the U.S. Military in conjunction with the Joint Network Node mobile-communications system.