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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Agencies Should Consider ‘Commercial First’ Satcom Acquisition Strategy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 27, 2020 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said she believes that federal organizations should use a “commercial first” approach to procure satellite communications platforms and services, ExecutiveBiz reported March 20.

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Northrop Secures Navy MUOS, Satcom Gateway Interoperability Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential $65.2M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide systems and services to facilitate interoperability between a narrowband military communication satellite network and an ultra high frequency satcom gateway.

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Boeing, Lockheed Get $431M in Space Force Contracts for Satcom Payload Development

The Space Force has awarded a $240M contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a $191M contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to develop payloads to help the service branch secure military satellite communications. The two companies will help the new service branch develop Protected Tactical Satcom payloads for a family-of-systems architecture designed to provide anti-jam, beyond line-of-sight communications to tactical warfighters, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat’s GX5 Satellite to Offer Broadband Coverage Over Middle East, Europe

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2019 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said the company added a satellite to the Global Xpress 5 constellation to address a demand for commercial broadband services in the Middle East and Europe, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 20.

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