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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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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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DataPath Secures Potential $363M Army Satcom Field Services Contract

DataPath has been awarded a potential $363 million contract to support various satellite communication terminals and controllers that the U.S. Army uses in the field, Space News reported Sunday. Phillip Swarts writes DataPath will manage the deployment of approximately 200 field services support personnel to military sites globally under the Global Tactical Advanced …

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Boeing to Update Air Force Satcom System’s Anti-Jam Tech for $55M

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 18, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide an updated X-band anti-jam system to the U.S. Air Force under a $54.98 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the anti-jam system is designed to boost the resilience and security of the Air Force’s Wideband Global …

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Inmarsat, EM Solutions Combine Milsatcom, Global Xpress for New Maritime Satellite Terminal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — Inmarsat has partnered with EM Solutions to combine military satellite communications and Global Xpress technology to develop a satcom terminal for maritime users, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Inmarsat said Friday it plans to accredit the terminal in the second quarter of 2016 and submit it …

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Air Force Wants Anti-Jam Tech for Global Wideband Satcom

The U.S. Air Force is interested in procuring a ground-based technology that can mitigate jamming threats to military broadband communication satellites. A sources sought notice released Tuesday outlines the branch’s plan to acquire an X-band anti-jam system for the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. A potential contractor would update the WGS ground …

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Roger Krone: Boeing Sees Continued Int’l SATCOM Market Demand as Air Force Eyes 2 More WGS Satellites

Boeing (NYSE: BA) could receive an additional order for two communications satellites from the U.S. Air Force and that purchase would be backed by international partners, Space News reported Thursday. Mike Gruss writes the seventh Wideband Global Satcom satellite is scheduled for launch in 2015 while development of WGS-9 is underway …

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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 …

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Boeing Wins $317M For Wideband Global Satellite 10

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $317.7 million contract modification to build a global communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Department announced Friday. The company’s satellite systems unit will produce, process, launch and provide on-orbit activation for the tenth satellite in the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. Work …

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