Tag Archives: Iridium

Komatsu to Offer Telematics Services With Iridium Asset-Tracking Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2016 — Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) has entered into an agreement with Japan-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu to integrate their asset tracking and monitoring service and vehicle monitoring technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Komatsu’s KOMTRAX system will use Iridium’s network to deliver information on vehicle location and …

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Matt Desch: Data Quality to Drive Potential Customer Commitment on Iridium NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Federal Aviation Administration will base its potential decision next year on the deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite service based on the results of an ongoing cost-benefit analysis, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday the …

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Weekly Roundup August 22 – August 26 2016: JPMorgan Analyst Bullish on Defense & more

August 22 – August 26 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An investment analyst at the U.S.’ biggest and world’s fifth largest bank endorsed the defense sector this week in a note to investors with a forecast that views continued “green” movement in …

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Orbital ATK Delivers 2 Iridium NEXT Satellites to Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has delivered the first two Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for the scheduled satellite launch on Sept. 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday Orbital ATK transported the Iridium NEXT satellites from its satellite manufacturing …

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Thales Alenia, Orbital ATK Complete 1st Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2016 — Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) have completed construction on 81 communications satellites for Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT mobile communications network, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported July 13 that the satellites are ready to be delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where they will be …

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Weekly Roundup July 11 – July 15 2016: Boeing Throws Hat Into Defense Services M&A Mix & more

July 11 – July 15 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson    One of the world’s two largest airplane manufacturers is mulling acquisitions in the defense services arena that would continue a trend among prime contractors toward capability-based deals. Leanne Caret, …

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Weekly Roundup June 13 – June 17 2016: ManTech’s Cyber Buy, CACI’s Satcom Win & more

June 13 – June 17 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson   We shift our focus this week back to GovCon’s merger-and-acquisition environment with one new deal to digest and a second that has brought the purchaser a new landmark contract …

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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space …

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Iridium to Provide New Broadband Satcom Service in Q2 2017; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will launch the Certus satellite communications service to the government and commercial markets in the second quarter of 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium NEXT-powered offering will work to provide broadband services with connection speeds of up to 1.4 megabits per second …

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Iridium’s Scott Scheimreif Talks Future Positioning, Tracking, Navigation Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2016 — Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs at Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has joined other executives to discuss new positioning, tracking and navigation technologies with Investorideas.com, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Investorideas.com said Thursday ABI Research‘s Patrick Connolly and Gopher Protocol‘s Danny Rittman also participated in …

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