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Iridium Offers Satellite-Based Alternative to GPS Service; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has unveiled a new technology offering that works to support satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing services in environments without GPS coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the Satellite Time and Location service is delivered through its partnership with Satelles to serve as an …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Seeks Satellite System for Real-Time Flight Info Broadcasts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said that a satellite system that works to track an aircraft’s GPS transponder can be an alternative way to support real-time flight information monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, told …

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Air Force Picks Boeing, Northrop for GPS Satellite Digital Waveform Generator Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide digital signal generation technology to the U.S. Air Force under separate contracts in support of the Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Monday Boeing received a $16.2 million …

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Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Air Force’s Follow-On GPS III Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has proposed a “heritage” GPS III spacecraft and prototype navigational payload as part of its bid for the U.S. Air Force‘s follow-on program on the production of future GPS III space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the proposed spacecraft works …

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Final Boeing-Built Air Force GPS IIF Satellite Launches to Space

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — The 12th and final Global Positioning System IIF satellite Boeing (NYSE: BA) built for the U.S. Air Force has launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Air Force reported Friday the launch marks the completion …

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Lockheed Martin Lands $96M Contract to Update Air Force GPS Control Segment

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $96.04 million contract modification to modify the control segment of the U.S. Air Force’s global positioning system. The control segment works to operate all launched GPS III satellites before they migrate to the new operational control system, the Defense Department said Thursday. Lockheed will …

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State Dept OKs $180M Australian Request for Boeing-Built Chinook Helicopters

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The State Department has cleared the possible $180 million sale of Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the Australian government ordered Chinook helicopters, aircraft turbine engines, common missile warning systems, Honeywell‘s (NYSE: …

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Raytheon Awarded $98M Navy Precision Extended Range Munition IDIQ

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce Precision Extended Range Munition weapon systems for the U.S. Navy’s expeditionary fire support operations. The 120-millimeter munition system supports an extended range and provides a guided, precision-capable projectile, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The contract consists of five 12-month ordering …

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Boeing Gets $262M Air Force Contract for Bomb Guidance Kits

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a potential two-year, $262 million contract to supply bomb guidance tailkits to the U.S. Air Force. The firm-fixed-price contract covers the production of lot 17 Joint Direct Attack Munition kits, the Defense Department said Monday. JDAM tailkits work to convert free-falling bombs into weapons guided by GPS and inertial …

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Vinny Sica: Lockheed Upgrades to Help Sustain Air Force GPS Control Segment

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 16, 2015 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement updates for the U.S. Air Force has entered into full operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract is vitally important to the sustainment of positioning, navigation and timing services for our military, government …

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