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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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Boeing’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in Satcom Terminal Developer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 18, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) HorizonX Ventures has placed an investment with Isotropic Systems in support of the latter’s effort to market its integrated satellite communications terminal product, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Isotropic Systems said Wednesday it raised a total of $14M during a Series A funding round …

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Hughes to Deliver 200+ BGAN Terminals for Navy SSC Atlantic Satellite Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 9, 2018 — Hughes Network Systems will provide a set of 9211 Broadband Global Area Network satellite terminals to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic under a U.S. Navy order via Hughes partner Marshall Communications, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The order covers the delivery of more than …

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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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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed-AWS Satcom Ground Network to Lower Satellite Data Access Cost

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 17, 2018 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space business, has said the company’s move to partner with Amazon Web Services to deliver a cloud-based satellite communications ground system is meant to address cost challenges associated with establishing such infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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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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General Dynamics Updates, Tests MUOS Waveform for Navy Software-Defined Radios

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 19, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has completed an update on a waveform technology for the Mobile User Objective System in support of U.S. Navy satellite communications using software-based radios, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Dynamics Mission Systems has also tested the updated …

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Cubic to Provide GATR Inflatable Satcom & Networking Systems to Army; Mike Twyman Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 13, 2018 — Cubic (NYSE: CUB) will deliver inflatable satellite communications and networking systems to the U.S. Army in support of expeditionary operations via orders worth more than $55M combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 6. The company said Sept. 6 its mission solutions division will supply the GATR Technologies-manufactured systems and spares …

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Boeing Ventures Arm Invests in BridgeSat for Space-Based Optical Comms Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) investment arm is backing Denver-based BridgeSat in the startup’s effort to develop an optical ground station network that supports space-based connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The aerospace company said Monday its HorizonX Ventures unit led a Series B funding round for BridgeSat and will provide …

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