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CPI Completes Purchase of General Dynamics’ Antenna Systems Business; Bob Fickett Quoted

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Communications & Power Industries has finalized its acquisition of SATCOM Technologies from General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The newly acquired company will operate as a subsidiary under the name CPI Satcom & Antenna Technologies and will retain its executive management team, which will report directly to Andrew Ivers, chief operating officer of CPI.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Government-Industry Partnership Should Pursue ‘Commercial First’ Satcom Investment Principles

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 1, 2020 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said a new level of public-private collaboration that embraces a "commercial first" approach is key to innovate and modernize military space systems, ExecutiveBiz reported May 12.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Acquisition Process Updates Help Advance Gov’t-Satcom Industry Collaboration

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told Catherine Melquist, president of the Mobile Satellite User Association, in an interview published on MilsatMagazine that the U.S. government and industry are teaming up to leverage the opportunities of space by making changes to acquisition practices.

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Agencies Should Consider ‘Commercial First’ Satcom Acquisition Strategy

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 27, 2020 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said she believes that federal organizations should use a “commercial first” approach to procure satellite communications platforms and services, ExecutiveBiz reported March 20.

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Boeing, Lockheed Get $431M in Space Force Contracts for Satcom Payload Development

The Space Force has awarded a $240M contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a $191M contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to develop payloads to help the service branch secure military satellite communications. The two companies will help the new service branch develop Protected Tactical Satcom payloads for a family-of-systems architecture designed to provide anti-jam, beyond line-of-sight communications to tactical warfighters, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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