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Boeing-Built SES Satellite to Help Augment GPS Services, Support In-Flight Connectivity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — A Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) SES satellite has launched to space carrying a Wide Area Augmentation System-hosted payload that will work to build on the global positioning system in support of the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SES said Thursday the SES-15 hybrid satellite is …

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Lockheed Awarded $100M Contract for Air Force JASSM Production, Lifecycle Support

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a five-year, $100 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support production of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also provide lifecycle support for JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, JASSM-Extended Range and other JASSM variants in the areas of system upgrades, …

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Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, Named to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 7, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has been inducted into this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100, for his leadership in the launch of the company’s NEXT satellite constellation. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives selected by …

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Lockheed Martin to Update Air Force GPS Satellite Ground Control System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 13, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will update the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS satellite ground control system to support GPS Block III satellite operations as part of the completed Contingency Operations contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the modification is designed to allow the ground …

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Lockheed Completes GPS Satellite Ground Control System Update; Vinny Sica Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has updated the ground control system of the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System satellites as part of the GPS operational control segment modernization effort, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 became fully operational on Oct. 15 and works to …

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State Dept Approves $668M General Dynamics Stryker Vehicle Sale to Peru

The State Department has approved Peru’s request to purchase reconditioned General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Stryker infantry carrier vehicles as well as related support, equipment and training under a potential $668 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Peru asked to buy 178 units each of reconditioned Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, M2 Flex …

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Rockwell Collins to Build Landing Guidance Subsystems Under $67M Deal With Raytheon

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has awarded Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) a potential six-year, $67 million contract to develop, test and produce communication and navigation subsystems for the U.S. Navy’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System. The contract with Raytheon also covers systems engineering and logistics services in support of the JPALS program, Rockwell Collins …

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Reuters: Raytheon Continues Work With USAF on GPS OCX Segment; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 15, 2016 — Dave Wajsgras, president of the intelligence, information and services business of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has said the Operational Control System program with the U.S. Air Force continues to move forward with support from the service branch, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Reuters reported Tuesday the company was “cautiously optimistic” …

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Raytheon-GDIT JV Manages Satellite Launch With New GPS Payload; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — The Eutelsat 117 West B geostationary satellite, which was equipped with Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) GEO 5 payload built for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System, has been sent to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Raytheon said Wednesday the WAAS GEO …

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

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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