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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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Lockheed, Navy Test Airworthiness of Anti-Ship Missile on Super Hornet Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has worked with the U.S. Navy to conduct flight tests on a prototype Long Range Anti-Ship Missile integrated with a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the tests checked the system’s airworthiness and the aircraft’s structural loads, …

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INSA Adds Industry Execs to Governance Boards

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has appointed six new directors and nine new advisers to its governance boards to support the organization’s operations and activities, GovCon Executive reported Friday. INSA said Thursday Vencore‘s Mac Curtis and Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Dave Wajsgras are among the …

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Leidos, Lockheed, Raytheon Among DARPA-Chosen Companies to Develop Dismounted Squad Situational Awareness Tools

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) are among the nine companies the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected to study and develop systems that would protect dismounted troops from threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. DARPA said Thursday the Squad X Core …

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IBM Works on Tech-Driven Clean Air Projects in Johannesburg, Delhi

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) will help the local governments of Johannesburg and Delhi utilize cognitive computing, analytics and Internet of Things technology to implement air quality management programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the projects are part of its Green Horizons initiative in those …

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Inmarsat Picks Aerosatcom as VAR for Global Xpress Airtime Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — Aerosatcom will market Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress satellite airtime services to aviation agencies as the chosen value-added reseller for the broadband satellite network, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Inmarsat said Wednesday it will also work with the Eclipse–NSSLGlobal joint venture to develop, deliver and certify government aero technology. About Executive …

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Tim Meehan: CenturyLink to Mentor Veteran-Owned SB Pathway Partners

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will serve as mentor to Pathway Partners on business development and contract management as part of the General Services Administration‘s mentor-protege program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. CenturyLink said Thursday it will provide mentorship and training to Pathway Partners over three years and …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Targets Drone Pilot Training Market Amid AF Outsourcing Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) continues its work to capture new unmanned aircraft programs and expand its market presence in pilot training services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense Magazine reported Thursday that Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company’s Predator pilot training program …

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December 14 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Decline Amid Oil, Interest Rate Concerns

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a loss of 1.288 percent to 75.751 and posted a 3.236-percent drop for the week on sell-offs in the larger U.S. market due to declines in crude oil futures and the anticipated interest rate hike. CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) gained 1.33 percent to $28.92 while Serco Group (U.S. over-the-counter) remained …

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Orbital ATK’s Helicopter Active Protection System Earns Patent

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 11, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a patent for its Helicopter Active Protection System, which works to protect rotorcraft from airborne threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday HAPS can launch a guided kill vehicle to …

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