Navy Increases Harris’ SATCOM Terminal Contract Ceiling to $250M; Ed Zoiss Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will deliver 120 shipboard satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy under an eight-year, $133 million contract. This award increases the total potential value of the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Unit Level Variant contract to more than $250 million through 2022, Harris said Monday. Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager of defense programs for Harris...

Lockheed Awarded $105M for Air Force SATCOM Logistics

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $105,083,207 contract modification to help operate and sustain two satellite communications systems for the U.S. Air Force. This modification covers the fourth option year of a cost-plus-award-fee contract for Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System, the Defense Department said Friday. Orbital operations and logistics sustainment work...

Air Force Takes Control of 5th Boeing Wideband Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

The U.S. Air Force has started to operate the fifth Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation after completing on-orbit testing. WGS satellite six is scheduled to be handed over to the Air Force later this year and two satellites have launched in 2013, Boeing said Wednesday. Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems,...

BAE Wins Navy SATCOM Operations, Maintenance Extension

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BAE Systems has won a $27.4 million to continue operating and maintaining ground and satellite communications networks in Hawaii for the U.S. Navy. The company will perform work at the Lualualei facility and also be responsible for training and supply chain management services at three other facilities, BAE said Tuesday. That work will also occur at SATCOM Wahiawa Tactical Support Communications; Marine...

Kratos Wins $133M for AF SATCOM Command, Control System; Phil Carrai Comments

Phil Carrai Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ :KTOS) has won a potential $133 million U.S. Air Force contract to build a command and control system for current and future military communications satellites. The company said it won $17.5 million for the first year of the Command and Control System — Consolidated Sustainment and Production Contract, which contains options that could extend...

Raytheon to Help Build New AF SATCOM System; Brian Gray Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the U.S. Air Force to build a future satellite communications system for the military, the company announced Thursday. Under an $8.7 million contract, the company will design and demonstrate terminal components as well as help develop waveforms. The company has nearly 30 years of SATCOM experience in working on the Milstar extremely high frequency and advanced extremely...

Northrop Wins $108M for New B-2 Processors, Fiber Optic Cables; Ron Naylor Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a 8 million contract to add new hardware and software to the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of B-2 bombers, the company announced Thursday. Under the contract awarded Sept. 28, the company will provide the branch with new hardware kits that include Lockheed Martin-made (NYSE: LMT) processing units, disk drives and a network of fiber optic cables. Upgrades will occur...

DISA, GSA Hand Down $2.6B SATCOM IDIQ; David Simpson Comments

NATO photo Eight companies won positions on a potential five-year, $2.6 billion commercial satellite services contract vehicle managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency and General Services Administration. DISA said awardees will compete for task orders to provide agencies satellite bandwidth, teleport access, network management, equipment and engineering support. The Custom Satellite Communications...

Boeing Wins $111M For Wideband SATCOM Updates

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $110.9 million contract modification to perform satellite engineering services for the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Department announced Monday. The company’s satellite systems unit will update digital channelizers on vehicles eight and nine of the Wideband Global SATCOM 7-9 constellation. Work under the firm-fixed-price contract will occur El Segundo, Calif., and...

Cobham Now Owns 25% of Danish SATCOM Firm

Cobham plc. has acquired an additional 22.74 percent share in Denmark-based satellite communications firm Thrane & Thrane and now owns approximately 25.6 percent of that firm’s issued share capital. The British aerospace, defense and security firm announced Thursday it purchased the new shares from Jupiter Asset Management Limited at an estimated $73.73 cash per share. Cobham said it made...