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General Atomics to Provide Army Data Terminals Under Potential $275M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics a potential two-year, $275M contract to deliver airborne and ground data terminals designed to facilitate satellite communications. The company's aeronautical systems business will also provide program management and equipment maintenance support under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Monday.

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IAP Wins Potential $177M Army Satcom Support Contract

IAP Worldwide Services will help the U.S. Army maintain satellite communications systems under a potential $177.3M contract with one-year base period, four option years and an additional one six-month option, the service branch announced Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice. Scope of work involves life cycle and depot-level support for the Department of Defense's global, joint and wideband satcom infrastructure inside and outside the continental U.S.

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Peraton Picked for GMD Comms Equipment Operations & Maintenance Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2019 — Peraton will work to operate and maintain communications equipment for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system in support of the U.S. Army’s 59th Signal Battalion over five years under a $14.9M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the GMD Secure Communications Operations …

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Iridium Certus Earns MSUA ‘Top Connected Platform’ Award; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2019 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) received an award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association during the Satellite 2019 conference in recognition of the company’s Certus satellite communications service, ExecutiveBiz reported May 8. The organization named Iridium Certus the “Top Connected Platform” as part of …

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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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Lockheed Develops LTE-Over-Satellite Comms System for Mobile Connectivity, Maria Demaree Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 26, 2019 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled an LTE-over-satellite platform that works to directly connect 4G devices with in-orbit satellites in an effort to support communications in remote areas and during natural disasters, ExecutiveBiz reported March 14. The company said March 13 this mobility technology …

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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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