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Satcom Direct lands $245M DISA BPA for aeronautical broadband connectivity services

The Defense Information Systems Agency has re-awarded Satcom Direct‘s communications business a potential five-year, $245 million blanket purchase agreement for global voice and data connectivity services, Satnews reported Thursday. Satcom Direct Communications will provide aeronautical broadband services to the Defense Department and other government agencies via Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress satellite network. SDC serves as a tier …

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Inmarsat Picks Arianespace to Launch 5th Global Xpress Satellite in 2019

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2017 — Inmarsat has named Arianespace as the launch services provider for the upcoming fifth Global Xpress communications satellite that Thales Alenia Space is building based on the updated Spacebus 4000 B2 platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Arianespace said Friday it will launch GX-5 from the Guiana Space Center in the French …

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Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Part of Networked Joint Force Operations Trial in Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 18, 2017 — Inmarsat has provided its Global Xpress satellite communications service to support encrypted file transfer and live video streaming capabilities as part of tests on the Australian air force’s C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Friday the six-month trial through December will utilize GX and …

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DoD Gets Access to Inmarsat Mobile Satcom Services Via COMSAT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 26, 2017 — Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress and Broadband Global Area Network satellite services will be available to the Defense Department through value-added reseller COMSAT under a blanket purchase agreement, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. COMSAT will utilize the networks to support Internet Protocol-based mobile satellite communications for DoD users around the world, Inmarsat said …

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Rockwell Collins Offers Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite Services to Government Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2017 — Inmarsat has chosen Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as a value-added reseller of Global Xpress satellite broadband services to government aviation customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will offer Ka-band connectivity for government aircraft through Inmarsat’s satellite network as part of the expanded VAR agreement that previously covered …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat F4 Launch to Build on Satcom Service Resiliency, Reliability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has called the launch of the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite last week works to support the company’s resilience efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She wrote in a blog post published Thursday that …

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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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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Recommends Adoption of Commercial Ka-Band Network to Support VIP Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has stated that the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications services could help address the communication requirements of unified combatant commanders and other government officials, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company’s Global Xpress commercial ka-band network is …

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Honeywell, Inmarsat Partner to Provide Military Satellite Communication Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2016 — Inmarsat and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) have entered into a partnership in an effort to provide satellite communication services that will work to connect military users across the world, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Honeywell said Monday the partnership aims to deliver high-speed, high-bandwidth connectivity for military users, as well …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Could Support Mobile Gov’t Users

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has said the company’s Global Xpress commercial satellite network could help address the mobile needs of government users, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Global Xpress is a commercial Ka-band network designed to work with government military satellite …

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