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Sean Stackley Promoted to Lead L3’s New Comms & Networked Systems Segment; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

Sean Stackley, formerly corporate vice president for strategic advanced programs and technology at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has been named corporate senior VP and president of the company’s newly created communications and networked systems segment. He succeeds Andrew Ivers, a 13-year L3 veteran who is set to retire by the end of …

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Speedcast Makes Government Satcom Market Push Through $135M Globecomm Buy

Satellite communications company Speedcast International has agreed to purchase Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Globecomm Systems from affiliates of Tennenbaum Capital Partners and HPS Investment Partners for approximately $135M to expand footprint across the government, enterprise and maritime sectors. Australia-based Speedcast said Monday it expects the transaction to conclude in the fourth quarter of …

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BAE Announces Reorganization Plan, Names New CTO in Series of Exec Moves

BAE Systems has announced plans to eliminate its U.K. and international platforms and services operating groups as part of a reorganization effort that will take effect on Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday it will consolidate its military air and information business, its interest in the MBDA joint venture as …

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Harris, exactEarth Plan 5 More Satellites for Maritime Asset-Tracking Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 31, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has partnered with exactEarth to add five new automatic identification system satellites to the latter’s constellation that will work to support real-time ship tracking operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The additional satellites will bring the AIS constellation to nine units in service as …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Certus Satcom Service to Support Maritime & Aviation Sectors by 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s Certus multi-service communications platform will be available commercially next year to support the maritime and aviation sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told Runway Girl Network in …

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Boeing-Built SES Satellite to Help Augment GPS Services, Support In-Flight Connectivity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — A Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) SES satellite has launched to space carrying a Wide Area Augmentation System-hosted payload that will work to build on the global positioning system in support of the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SES said Thursday the SES-15 hybrid satellite is …

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L-3 Communications Enters Deal to Acquire Micreo; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to acquire Australia-based electronic warfare subsystems provider Micreo for an undisclosed amount. L-3’s electronic systems segment will absorb Micreo and adopt the name L-3 Micreo when the transaction closes in September following completion of standard closing conditions, L-3 said Wednesday. “L-3 Micreo will enhance our core business …

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General Dynamics Buys Undersea Drone Maker Bluefin Robotics; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics has purchased unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturer Bluefin Robotics for an undisclosed amount in a push to add new autonomous technology manufacturing capability. Bluefin will become a part of General Dynamics’ maritime and strategic systems line of business within the mission systems unit, General Dynamics said Monday. Founded in 1997, Bluefin manufactures 50 configurations …

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Mary Craft: NGA Taps Leidos for Maritime Geospatial Project Support

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a potential $31 million contract to provide geospatial services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s data services program. The data services will serve as a source for the completion of maritime products such as the U.S. Navy‘s ship navigation digital data and digital files for hardcopy charts and maritime publications,  Leidos said …

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Exelis Wins $32M For Coast Guard Surveillance Radars, Technical Services; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a potential five-year, $32 million contract to supply the U.S. Coast Guard with radar systems for maritime surveillance, counterterrorism and drug interdiction missions. The company will provide AN/PY-11 multimode radars, support equipment, spares and technical services to the Coast Guard under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Exelis …

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