Army Hands Potential $1B Radio Deal to Exelis, General Dynamics, Harris and Thales

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Four companies have won positions on a potential 10-year, $988 million contract with the U.S. Army to manufacture radio appliques for usage by brigade combat teams. The Army Contracting Command’s office in Aberdeen, Md. received six bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via the Internet, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Single-channel Soldier Radio Waveform Appliques are intended to be...

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...

Neal Tomblyn Joins Capstone Corporation as SVP of Business Development; Rich White Comments

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Neal Tomblyn Neal Tomblyn has joined Capstone Corporation’s executive team to oversee the company’s growth and marketing strategy as senior vice president of business development, marketing and communications. The more-than-35-year business development and marketing leader most recently served as director of business development for Lockheed Martin‘s transportation solutions business,...

Mick Lopez Joins Harris as SVP, CFO

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Mick Lopez Miguel “Mick” Lopez, a 30-year financial leadership veteran, has joined Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will report directly to President and CEO William Brown and succeed Gary McArthur, who will step down from both positions to pursue other career opportunities, Harris said Tuesday. Prior to joining Harris, Lopez served as...

David Magnone Joins Capstone Corp. as CTO; Rich White Comments

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David Magnone David Magnone has joined Capstone Corporation to provide technical vision and leadership across the company’s technology domains as Capstone’s chief technology officer. The more-than-30-year business, technology and engineering leader is also responsible for broadening Capstone’s offerings by introducing new innovative technology solutions into its services portfolio,...

Harris Wins $149M to Deploy Tactical Radios for Militaries in Australia, Middle East; Brendan O’Connell Comments

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Brendan O’Connell Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) RF Communications business has won two contracts worth up to a combined $149 million to supply multiband radios to the Australian department of defense and an unspecified Middle East nation. The radio communications provider will deploy radios from the company’s Falcon line to support Australia’s Joint Project 2072 modernization plans...

John Heller Appointed PAE CEO; Paul Cofoni Comments

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John Heller John Heller, formerly senior vice president and chief operating officer at Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL), has joined PAE as CEO and is starting in the role Thursday. Mike Dignam, president at PAE since 2010, will report to Heller who now has responsibility for executing the company’s strategic vision of becoming a leading government services provider, PAE said Thursday. “John has...

Iridium Unveils Turnkey Payload Services Program; Matt Desch Comments

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Matt Desch Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has launched a turnkey program intended to provide customers new hosted payload opportunities for space missions. The Prime initiative seeks to offer customers a suite of launch, ground infrastructure, high-speed inter-satellite links, two-way payload control and global coverage services, Iridium said Monday. David Anhalt, a retired Air Force colonel,...

Harris Hands NOAA Weather Satellite Simulators; Romy Olaisen Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has provided five simulators to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a satellite system intended to help meteorological bureaus detect, identify and track severe weather conditions. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellites are designed to acquire and transmit 40 times the amount of data currently provided by the GOES constellation,...

Vyomesh Joshi Named Harris Board Member

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Vyomesh I. Joshi, a retired Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) executive vice president, will begin serving on the board of directors at Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) starting Sept. 1. The 59-year-old veteran, who was a Yahoo Inc. board member from 2005 to 2012 and is currently a Wipro Ltd. director, retired last year after serving HP for more than three decades, Harris said Tuesday. According to Harris CEO...

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