Harris, Phacil Team to Update Space Launch Range Comm Network

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A consortium of companies such as Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) and Phacil has been awarded a three-year contract to update a network the Air Force uses to support voice and data transfers during space launch activities. Harris and Phacil will update the rocket test and launch communications infrastructure on the Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Harris said Monday. The multi-million dollar...

Veritas Capital Closes $383M Anaren Buy; Hugh Evans, Larry Sala Comment

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An affiliate of private equity investment firm Veritas Capital Fund IV LP has completed its acquisition of Anaren Inc. (NASDAQ: ANEN) for nearly $383 million. Veritas Capital will pay Anaren stockholders $28 per share in cash and Anaren’s common stock will be removed from the NASDAQ stock market under the new ownership, Anaren said Tuesday. Hugh Evans, partner of Veritas Capital, said the company...

Army Selects 16 Firms for Comm, Infrastructure Services Vehicle

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U.S. Army photo The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a basic ordering agreement to 16 contractors for worldwide communications and infrastructure support services. The two-year agreement covers work to help the Army install new information infrastructure tools and to update enterprise communication systems. A Feb. 10 FedBizOpps notice lists the Army Contracting Command’s office at Rock Island,...

Susan Miller: Inmarsat Targets Global Xpress Service for US Govt Clients

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An Inmarsat Plc subsidiary will act as a value added reseller of the parent company’s Global Xpress satellite communications offering to U.S. government customers. Inmarsat Government will build and maintain that technology and provide bandwidth leases on the GX system, Inmarsat said Thursday. Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government president and CEO, said the subsidiary intends for the Global Xpress...

George Helm: USSOCOM Orders Harris Radios for Tactical Net

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won an $18 million order from the U.S. Special Operations Command for manpack and handheld radios as USSOCOM aims to grow its tactical communications network. The company intends for users to communicate voice, video and data during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations with each other through the Falcon III radios, Harris said Monday. “This new network...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF to Buy Belgium-Based Mostra for Europe Market Push

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has moved to grow its communications services portfolio in Europe by agreeing to buy Brussels, Belgium-based Mostra S.A. for an undisclosed amount. ICF intends for the acquisition to increase its earnings per share starting in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and will adjust the company’s 2014 metrics to reflect the transaction, ICF said Tuesday. Sudhakar...

Tracey Haslam Appointed Harris CapRock President; Jim Morris Comments

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Tracey Haslam, formerly vice president and general manager of Harris CapRock Communications’ energy business, has been appointed president of the Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) business unit. Haslam will report directly to Jim Morris, group president of Harris Integrated Network Solutions, and be responsible for Harris CapRock’s satellite and terrestrial communications services for the energy, government...

Ron Crocker Joins Alion’s GSA Communications, IDIQ Strategy Team; Alex Heidt Comments

Ron Crocker, a 30-year public and private sector veteran, has joined Alion Science and Technology to support the firm’s communications and strategic programs related to General Services Administration Schedule contracts. He aims to help the company build relationships with clients working under GSA government-wide acquisition contract vehicles, Alion said Monday. Alex Heidt Prior to Alion, Crocker...

Inmarsat Closes $45M Buy of Globe Wireless; Frank Coles Comments

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Inmarsat Plc has completed its $45 million acquisition of Globe Wireless LLC, a provider of shipping communications services. Inmarsat worked to comply with regulatory approvals and other conditions in order to close the transaction, the company said Friday. The mobile satellite communications provider acquires the business and all assets of the Florida-based company. Globe Wireless generated $91...

Avaya to Help Suez Canal Authority Unify Comms System; Mohamed Hindy Comments

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Avaya Inc. has been selected to connect the Suez Canal Authority’s communications system with a company platform in an effort to centralize the organization’s network and infrastructure. Suez Canal will move its communications ports into Avaya’s Aura Communication Manager system in order to consolidate the network with technology for finding employees and coordinating text, email and voice services,...