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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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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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