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Globecomm Lands Spot on Potential $2.5B GSA IDIQ for Satcom Products, Services; Dwight Hunsicker Comments

Globecomm has secured a spot on a potential 10-year, $2.5 billion General Services Administration contract vehicle for managed network systems that utilize commercial satellite communications technology platforms and services. The company said Monday the Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions contract works to help government agencies access products and services necessary to configure, …

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Executive Edge: A Conversation with Dave Dacquino on Serco’s Acquisition of BTP Systems

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced last Tuesday their intent to acquire BTP Systems LLC. The acquisition, subject to approval, is expected to come together by the end of 2017. In an exclusive interview with ExecutiveBiz Dave Dacquino, Serco’s President and CEO, said that he …

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Serco Inc. to Buy BTP Systems in Govt C5ISR Services Expansion Push; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco’s North American arm has agreed to purchase Ludlow, Massachusetts-based BTP Systems for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its client base and command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the government sector. Serco Inc. said Tuesday it expects to close the acquisition …

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Cubic Unit to Provide Satcom Equipment Under New Zealand FMS Deal; Mike Twyman Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 20, 2017 — A subsidiary of Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will deliver satellite communications equipment that will work to support New Zealand’s military under an estimated $5 million foreign military sales contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday GATR Technologies will supply inflatable satellite antennas with associated hardware and spares …

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Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Part of Networked Joint Force Operations Trial in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 18, 2017 — Inmarsat has provided its Global Xpress satellite communications service to support encrypted file transfer and live video streaming capabilities as part of tests on the Australian air force’s C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Friday the six-month trial through December will utilize GX and …

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Rick Lober: Hughes to Help DoD Study Interoperability for Wideband Satcom Architecture

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Hughes Network Systems will look into the interoperability of commercial satellite transports in efforts to build a wideband communications architecture for government under a contract from the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the Wideband Communications Architecture Study aims to help DoD …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Urges Commercial-Focused Gov’t Strategy for Integrated Satcom Architecture

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the commercial satellite communications industry will play a key role to facilitate a unified and integrated satcom architecture for government, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a MilsatMagazine article that the U.S. …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t Works to Boost Industry Partnerships for ‘Space Superiority’ Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department and other federal agencies are pursuing policies to drive partnerships with the commercial satellite communications sector to boost U.S. space capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an …

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Inmarsat to Supply Satcom, Volunteer Support for UK Disaster Response NGO

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 17, 2017 — Inmarsat will provide satellite communications resources and manpower to support the emergency response and disaster relief programs of non-government organization Team Rubicon in the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the partnership enables it to supply satcom equipment and connectivity and its employees will …

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Northrop-Led Team to Build Satellite Ground Station, Network Mgmt System for Australia Under $170M Contract

A team composed of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Optus has received a potential $170 million contract to build a satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications network management system for Australia’s defense force. The team will install a satellite ground station at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales under the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 …

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