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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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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA Over Atlantic for Royal International Air Tattoo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 12, 2018 — General Atomics has flown an MQ-9B SkyGuardian variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft from North Dakota in the U.S. to Gloucestershire in the U.K. ahead of the platform’s presentation at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow over the weekend, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company …

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