Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

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Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with remote instructors through broadband satellites. The...

Harris CapRock Orders Comtech Subsidiary’s Comm Infrastructure Tools; Fred Kornberg Comments

Harris CapRock Communications has awarded a $5.4 million order for satellite communications infrastructure tools to a Comtech Telecommunications (NASDAQ: CMTL) subsidiary. Comtech EF Data Corp. booked that initial order in its fiscal quarter ending Jan. 31 as part of a purchasing agreement for VSAT services and radio frequency products with Harris CapRock, Comtech said Tuesday. Fred Kornberg, president...

BAE Wins $540M to Maintain USAF Space Radar System; Tom White Comments

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BAE Systems will continue to maintain the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s space radar system for missile threat detection and surveillance operations under a contract extension worth nearly $540 million. The company will manage and operate the Solid State Phased Array Radar System, which works to monitor various objects in the Earth’s orbit, BAE Systems said Monday. Tom White, senior director of...

Hughes to Manage Intl Satellite Network under $69M Contract; Kamran Givpoor Comments

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Hughes Network Systems LLC has been awarded a $69 million contract to manage the global private satellite network of a Middle Eastern country. Hughes Network will deploy its HX satellite broadband system to maintain the foreign ministries’ satellite network and services across more than 100 countries for three years, the company said Monday. Kamran Givpoor, Hughes vice president of global services,...

Susan Miller: Inmarsat Targets Global Xpress Service for US Govt Clients

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An Inmarsat Plc subsidiary will act as a value added reseller of the parent company’s Global Xpress satellite communications offering to U.S. government customers. Inmarsat Government will build and maintain that technology and provide bandwidth leases on the GX system, Inmarsat said Thursday. Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government president and CEO, said the subsidiary intends for the Global Xpress...

Tracey Haslam Appointed Harris CapRock President; Jim Morris Comments

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Tracey Haslam, formerly vice president and general manager of Harris CapRock Communications’ energy business, has been appointed president of the Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) business unit. Haslam will report directly to Jim Morris, group president of Harris Integrated Network Solutions, and be responsible for Harris CapRock’s satellite and terrestrial communications services for the energy, government...

GATR Technologies Wins $440M Military Satellite Antennas IDIQ; Paul Gierow Comments

GATR Technologies has won a $440 million contract to develop satellite antennas and related hardware parts for the U.S. military. The U.S. Army, Marine Corps and other services will purchase Wideband Global SATCOM-certified inflatable satellite antennas and services under the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, GATR Technologies said Wednesday. Paul Gierow, GATR president, said...

Inmarsat Closes $45M Buy of Globe Wireless; Frank Coles Comments

Inmarsat Plc has completed its $45 million acquisition of Globe Wireless LLC, a provider of shipping communications services. Inmarsat worked to comply with regulatory approvals and other conditions in order to close the transaction, the company said Friday. The mobile satellite communications provider acquires the business and all assets of the Florida-based company. Globe Wireless generated $91...

Lockheed Awarded $200M to Finish GPS IIIs Satellites Five, Six

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded $200 million in contract options to complete production work on two GPS satellites the company is building for the Air Force. These funds cover work to finish GPS III satellites five and six and the company could receive full production funding for vehicles seven and eight next year, Lockheed said Monday. In February, the Air Force awarded $120 million to...

Harris CapRock to Build Satellite Systems for FAA’s Alaska Network; David Cavossa Comments

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Harris CapRock Communications has won a potential 10-year, $46 million contract to continue developing satellite systems for the Federal Aviation Administration’s telecommunications infrastructure in Alaska. The subsidiary will build two satellite systems for voice and data connectivity under the Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure program, through which the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin...

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