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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Utilize Commercial Satcom for Core Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 7, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat urges the Defense Department to utilize commercial satellite communications technology to meet its wideband satcom requirements and reserve military-owned satcom platforms only for specialized missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. “Rather than have the mindset that it is milsatcom first and commercial on an as-needed basis, …

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Frank Backes Joins Kratos as Federal Satellite Solutions BD VP

Frank Backes, former CEO of Braxton Technologies, has been named vice president of business development for satellite communications products and federal satellite solutions at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS). Kratos said Thursday Backes will focus on products and service offerings for the defense, intelligence and civilian government sectors in his new position. …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt-Commercial Satcom Partnership to Drive Space Resiliency

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 22, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said partnerships between the government and commercial satellite communications industry will work to support the Defense Department‘s space resiliency efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a piece published on MilsatMagazine that …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Backlog in Launch Schedule for Military Comms Satellites Eases

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2017 — Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems at Hughes Network Systems, has said commercial satellite operators have expressed some concern over the schedule backlog in the launch of military communications satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense Magazine reported …

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Cubic’s GATR Technologies Business Builds Foldable Satcom Antenna; Mike Twyman Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 9, 2017 — A Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) subsidiary has developed a foldable satellite communications antenna technology that will work with the GATR 950 modem to provide an integrated data transfer platform for sub-meter satcom operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday its GATR Technologies business designed the GATR-FLEX antenna with …

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Inmarsat’s Wideband Streaming L-Band Service Gets MSUA Mobility Satcom Innovation Award

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 9, 2017 — Inmarsat has received recognition from the Mobile Satellite Users Association for the company’s Wideband Streaming L-band service during the Satellite 2017 Conference in Washington, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the WiSL service won the 2017 Mobility Innovation Award in the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” …

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Hughes to Update General Atomics Predator B Variant’s Satcom System; Rick Lober Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 8, 2017 — Hughes Network Systems has entered into an agreement with General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business for updates to the satellite communications system of a Predator B remotely piloted aircraft variant, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Hughes said Monday it will equip the Predator B SkyGuardian with customized HM Series airborne …

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Defense News: NATO Eyes $3B IT, Command & Control Contract Spending Over 2 Years

NATO plans to spend $3.2 billion on contracts in support of requirements such as cybersecurity, information technology and command-and-control systems over the next two and a half years, Defense News reported Friday. Peter Scaruppe, acquisition director for NATO’s Communications and Information Agency, told the publication in an interview that the agency …

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ACT I to Provide Logistics Support for Air Force Ground Satcom Terminal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International will provide logistics support for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s AN/TSC-168 TDC Quad-Band satellite communications terminal under a five-year, $16 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The task order also includes warehouse operations support and technical …

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DataPath Secures Potential $363M Army Satcom Field Services Contract

DataPath has been awarded a potential $363 million contract to support various satellite communication terminals and controllers that the U.S. Army uses in the field, Space News reported Sunday. Phillip Swarts writes DataPath will manage the deployment of approximately 200 field services support personnel to military sites globally under the Global Tactical Advanced …

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