Bharti backed OneWeb has partnered with Leonardo DRS, a US-based defence contractor, to jointly offer low-earth-orbit services to the US Department of Defense (DoD).

As part of this partnership, OneWeb will provide its services to expand Leonardo DRS’ information and technology solutions systems, products, and technologies to serve military and government markets.

Further, through this partnership, Leonardo said it can leverage OneWeb’s network to enhance its existing offering of end-to-end ICT solutions to make them more reliable, resilient, and secure by adding a low-latency service.

According to an official statement, Leonardo and OneWeb’s partnership will benefit DoD’s naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, satellite communication (satcom), network infrastructure, avionics, and intelligence and security solutions.