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Viasat Secures $450M GSA IDIQ for Military Systems, Services

Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) landed a potential $450M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the General Services Administration to provide technology platforms and services for both special operations and general purpose forces. U.S. military personnel can order equipment to support communications, security, operational and intelligence functions through the Rapid Migration of Command, Control, Communications …

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Iridium to Continue Maintenance, Support for DoD Mobile Satcom Gateway; Scott Scheimreif Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2019 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will continue maintenance and support work for the ground infrastructure of the Department of Defense’s Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service gateway under a $54M contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported April 23. The company said April 22 …

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Iridium Records 12% Growth in Q1 2019 Revenue; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) reported $133.7M in total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, up 12 percent from the same period last year. The company said Tuesday the total number of billable subscribers rose to 1.15M in Q1 2019, showing a year-over-year growth of 16 percent associated with the …

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Report: Inmarsat Gets $3.4B Takeover Bid From Private Equity Firms, Pension Funds

Global satellite communications firm Inmarsat has received a $3.4B takeover offer from a consortium of private equity firms and Canada-based pension funds, Bloomberg reported Monday. Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board made a $7.21-per-share bid for Inmarsat through a joint venture owned in …

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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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