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Iridium Unveils Availability of Certus Broadband Service for Terrestrial, Maritime Ops; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has officially launched the Iridium Certus broadband service that will work to deliver voice and internet connectivity at 352 kilobits per second for terrestrial and maritime applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 17. The company said Jan. 16 the L-band service, which is powered …

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Kratos Reports $65M in Additional Space, Satcom Program Pipeline; Phil Carrai Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 7, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will work on several space and satellite communications programs with U.S. and other defense customers via an estimated $65M in new contract wins, options and renewals, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Dec. 31 it will supply …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Calls for Clear Gov’t Strategy, Funds for Commercial Satcom Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said the government needs a defined strategy and funding for the acquisition, operations and maintenance of commercial satellite communications capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Space News reported Dec. 12 …

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Boeing Awarded $383M USAF Tactical Satcom Tech Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential seven-year, $383.4M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide tactical warfighters with a joint ground platform designed to deliver anti-jam satellite communications capabilities. The service received three proposals for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract in support of the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service program, the …

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Alion Lands Task Order to Help Modernize, Secure USACE Comms Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 27, 2018 — Alion Science and Technology will support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to update, secure and maintain ground and satellite communications systems under a $33M task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the task order awarded via the Defense Technical Information Center – Information …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Legacy LEO Satellites to Complete Deorbiting in Q1 2019 Amid Transition to NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company’s first-generation low-Earth-orbit communications satellites are scheduled to finish the deorbiting process within the first quarter of 2019, with 41 of 66 units in the constellation already removed, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 13. …

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SSL to Produce Antenna Subsystem Prototypes for USAF Tactical Satcom; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 28, 2018 — SSL will build antenna subsystems to help the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center ensure secured tactical satellite communications under a deal with the Space Enterprise Consortium, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 17. Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 16 its SSL subsidiary will leverage …

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Globecomm’s Dwight Hunsicker: Satellite Network Tech to Support Gov’t Broadband Connectivity Demand

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Dwight Hunsicker, executive vice president and general manager of government solutions at Globecomm Systems, has said U.S. government agencies can utilize satellite network technologies to deliver secure and resilient broadband connectivity for deployed personnel, ExecutiveBiz reported July 17. Hunsicker wrote in a Milsat Magazine …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Connectivity for General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2018 — An Inmarsat Government L-band satellite communications system has helped General Atomics’ aeronautical systems division control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The SwiftBroadband system, which uses the I-4 satellite network to provide worldwide connectivity, was used in …

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Report: EchoStar Calls for Talks With Inmarsat Board Over $3.2B Takeover Offer

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) called on Inmarsat to initiate discussions with shareholders about its $3.2 billion takeover offer and that it would pursue the bid if given a deadline extension, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar has until Friday, July 6, to decide whether to present a firm offer for Inmarsat or drop the …

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