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Air Force Picks Raytheon, L-3, ViaSat for Wideband Satcom Tactical Service Demo Contracts

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have won separate contracts to provide protected tactical service field demonstration support services to the U.S. Air Force. The service branch awarded the cost-plus-incentive-fee contracts through a competitive acquisition process with five proposals received, the Defense Department said Thursday. The companies will …

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Hughes, Klas Telecom, GetSAT & NexTech Combine Tech for Satcom-on-the-Move Platform

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 28, 2016 — Hughes Network Systems has teamed with Klas Telecom, GetSAT and NexTech Solutions to develop and demonstrate a mobile satellite communications technology that supports voice, data and video, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Klas Telecom said Tuesday the communications-on-the-move platform has been used mounted on a sport utility vehicle and …

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Rockwell Collins Receives $67M Navy Contract For Airborne Comm System Repair Services

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Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has secured a potential 10-year, $67 million contract to provide weapon replaceable assembly repair services in support of the AN/ARC-210 integrated communications system for the U.S. Navy and other Defense Department  components. DoD said Monday the company will also help the service branch manage the system’s technical and configuration changes as …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt-Industry Partnership to Drive Resiliency of Space Systems

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 24, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government and industry collaboration in the space systems business segment will facilitate increased resiliency of operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog post published Monday that a new …

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Iridium to Provide New Broadband Satcom Service in Q2 2017; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will launch the Certus satellite communications service to the government and commercial markets in the second quarter of 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium NEXT-powered offering will work to provide broadband services with connection speeds of up to 1.4 megabits per second …

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ViaSat Secures Potential $73M DISA Contract for Ku-Band/Ka-Band Communications Services

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a potential $73.2 million contract to Carlsbad, California-based company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications for the agency’s senior leaders and support staff. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers ViaSat subscription-based services for personnel travelling aboard an aircraft. The …

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Michael Munn, Harry Xenitelis Named Tampa Microwave Business Devt Directors for NATO, USSOCOM

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Thales subsidiary Tampa Microwave has appointed Michael Munn and Harry Xenitelis as directors of business development for NATO and the U.S. Special Operations Command, respectively, as part of its expansion efforts in international satellite communications terminal and defense markets. Munn, formerly manager for special operations U.S. business at Tampa Microwave, …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Integration Cell Continues Work on DoD Space Situational Awareness Efforts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 12, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Commercial Integration Cell works to drive reform in the reporting, tracking and resolution of incidents affecting satellite communications, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Inmarsat and other CIC members DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), Eutelsat, Intelsat, …

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Harris to Provide More Satcom Terminals to Army; Ed Zoiss Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will provide additional satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Army under new orders worth $41 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday the orders are part of the Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals program and the terminals will serve as “backbone” to …

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Globecomm Lands Contracts, GSA Schedule 70 Extension for Satcom Offerings

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2016 — Globecomm Systems will supply its Summit and Explorer satellite communications terminals to government agencies under awards worth $7 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will also continue to offer its satcom product and service portfolio via its spot on the General Services Administration Schedule 70 vehicle, …

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