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General Dynamics Vet Chris Pogue Joins Maxar’s MDA as Govt Division President

Chris Pogue, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) veteran, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business as president of the newly created government division. Pogue will directly report to Mike Greenley, MDA group president, and oversee defense, enterprise information technology, Earth observation systems and government space robotics business lines, Maxar said Tuesday. …

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Anil Wirasekara Named Maxar Interim CFO as William McCombe Steps Down

Anil Wirasekara, senior financial executive at Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), has been appointed interim chief financial officer of the company after CFO William McCombe stepped down from his role. Maxar said Monday McCombe will stay as an adviser for a transition period and Wirasekara will temporarily perform CFO duties until the company finds …

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Former L3 Exec Mike Greenley Named Maxar’s MDA Group President

Mike Greenley, formerly sector president at L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary, has been appointed group president of Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business unit in a move that takes effect Jan. 15. Greenley will directly report to Howard Lance, Maxar president and CEO, and oversee MDA’s approximately 1,900 employees …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Turns to ‘Persistent’ ISR With Eye Toward US Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — Rob Zitz, chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems unit, has said the new company that resulted from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ acquisition of DigitalGlobe will leverage intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings in its push toward the U.S. government market, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Via …

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MDA Unveils ‘Maxar’ Senior Leadership Team Post-DigitalGlobe Acquisition

Executives from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe have been appointed to the senior leadership team at Maxar Technologies – the new company formed through MDA’s $3.6 billion acquisition of the Earth imagery services provider. William McCombe, senior vice president and chief financial officer at U.S.-based operating company SSL MDA Holdings that will now run as …

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MDA Closes Estimated $3.6B DigitalGlobe Buy to Create ‘Maxar Technologies’

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has closed its approximately $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe to create a new company that will work to provide integrated satellite, imagery and geospatial services to the commercial and government markets. MDA said Thursday the newly combined entity will be renamed Maxar Technologies Ltd. and temporarily trade on the …

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Tony Frazier: Radiant Solutions Explores Open Geospatial Data for Public Sector AI Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — Radiant Solutions President Tony Frazier has said the Herndon, Va.-based technology company is exploring the application of geospatial data in supporting public sector training activities that utilize artificial intelligence technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Frazier asserted in an interview with SpaceNews published Saturday that amplifying …

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General Atomics Picks Industry Partners in Bid for Canada’s RPA Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2018 — General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has created an industry team aimed at addressing Canada’s requirements for multimission remotely piloted aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business …

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NGA Selects 10 Firms for Potential $920M Geography Data Management Contract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has tapped 10 companies for content management of community-sourced data on topographic and human geography under a potential 10-year contract worth $920 million. Work for NGA’s Janus Geography initiative will take place at the contractors’ facilities, the agency said in a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps.gov. Companies …

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Adam Marks Named SSL Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Sarojak Appointed Commercial Earth Observation VP

Adam Marks, formerly vice president of strategy and corporate development at Thales Group, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, as chief strategy officer. Marks will oversee the development of new partnerships and markets and seek new business opportunities for space systems and communications platforms in support of government …

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