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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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ViaSat Lands $560M DISA Communications Service Contract

ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has landed a potential eight-year, $559.9M contract to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications service to Defense Information Systems Agency senior leaders and staff when they travel by aircraft. The contract has a one-year base value of $55.7M along with seven option years, the Defense Department said Thursday. DISA received one …

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SOSi Tapped for Army Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems Support Under $55M Deal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 29, 2018 — SOS International will work with the U.S. Army‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems to manage Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems for military communications under a potential $55M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will deliver satcom engineering, installation, operation, integration, maintenance …

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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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Kratos Completes Phase 2 Work for USAF Milsatcom Shift to New Ground Architecture

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 24, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has concluded its work under phase two of a three-year U.S. Air Force study on the planned transition of a military satellite communications ground system to the “horizontally integrated” Enterprise Ground Services architecture, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company …

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L3 Secures Potential $240M DISA Contract for Ka-Band Military Comms Services

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has received a potential $240M contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to help military personnel communicate during air transit. Under the non-competitive contract, L3’s integrated systems business will provide Ka-band communications support to senior leaders and their staff who travel via aircraft, the Defense Department said Friday …

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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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