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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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4 Firms Land Spots on $492M Navy Digital Network System Increment III Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies positions on a potential eight-year, $492.4 million contract to provide increment III production units and related supplies for the service branch’s Automated Digital Network System. Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Leonardo DRS, Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Serco‘s U.S. subsidiary will work to support the tactical wide area …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat F4 Launch to Build on Satcom Service Resiliency, Reliability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has called the launch of the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite last week works to support the company’s resilience efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She wrote in a blog post published Thursday that …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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Hughes Introduces Manpack Terminal for Portable Military, Public Safety Satcom

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2017 — Hughes Network Systems has unveiled the new HM500 ruggedized manpack terminal offering that will serve to support portable satellite communications for military and other customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the multi-band transportable terminal can be utilized in defense, public safety or disaster relief operations, …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Satcom Provides Operational Flexibility, Resilience for Military Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 24, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes commercial satellite communications serves to support military satcom requirements amid potential operational challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. She told Federal News Radio in an interview posted April 17 that the company’s Global Xpress network …

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