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Leanne Caret: Boeing Considers ‘Bolt-On’ Acquisitions in Services Sector

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An official with Boeing (NYSE: BA) said the company plans to make smaller bolt-on acquisitions in the services sector in an effort to increase revenue of the firm’s defense, space and security business, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Boeing plans to …

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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space …

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ViaSat Secures Potential $73M DISA Contract for Ku-Band/Ka-Band Communications Services

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a potential $73.2 million contract to Carlsbad, California-based company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications for the agency’s senior leaders and support staff. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers ViaSat subscription-based services for personnel travelling aboard an aircraft. The …

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Airbus Awarded $127M German Armed Forces Satellite Comms Contract; Evert Dudok Comments

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Airbus‘ defense and space business has received an estimated $127 million contract to provide commercial satellite communication services to the German armed forces through 2023. The German armed forces will use C- and Ku-band transponders for voice and data applications in Germany, between main overseas bases and for Navy vessels, …

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Iridium Offers Satellite-Based Alternative to GPS Service; Matt Desch Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has unveiled a new technology offering that works to support satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing services in environments without GPS coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the Satellite Time and Location service is delivered through its partnership with Satelles to serve as an …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Seeks Satellite System for Real-Time Flight Info Broadcasts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said that a satellite system that works to track an aircraft’s GPS transponder can be an alternative way to support real-time flight information monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, told …

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Air Force Picks Boeing, Northrop for GPS Satellite Digital Waveform Generator Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide digital signal generation technology to the U.S. Air Force under separate contracts in support of the Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Monday Boeing received a $16.2 million …

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Air Force Taps Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop for GPS III Phase 1 Readiness Assessment Contracts

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) potential $6 million contracts to conduct feasibility studies on the production readiness of future GPS III satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los …

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Matt Desch: 1st-Gen Iridium NEXT Constellation in Good Health, New Satellites Launch in July

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will proceed with the planned July launch of the first 10 satellites in its second-generation Iridium NEXT constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Space News reported Friday that the initial launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be followed by six other …

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DigitalGlobe Enters Tentative Deal With Int’l Defense Client for WorldView-4 Capacity

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has secured a letter of intent to provide an international defense and intelligence agency direct access to WorldView-4 satellite imagery in support of the customer’s regional security programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the tentative agreement covers three years of …

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