Tag Archives: satellite communications

Kratos Receives $5 Million in Orders for Satellite Communication System and Other Hardware

National security solutions provider Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) received $5 million in Orders for specialized satellite communication systems and other hardware from U.S. national security customers, the company announced Wednesday. “Our entire organization is proud to support certain of the United States’ most strategically important satellite communication, …

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Cubic Building Larger Facility for GATR Technologies Business in Alabama; Mike Twyman Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2017 — Cubic‘s (NYSE: CUB) mission solutions organization is working to expand its GATR Technologies satellite communications business with the construction of a 63,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville, Alabama, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday the future facility serves to consolidate GATR’s production, operations, engineering, business …

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2nd ‘Iridium Next’ Launch Scheduled on June 25; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the launch of the second 10-unit batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 25 — four days ahead of the original schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SpaceX notified Iridium of the earlier range availability …

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BAE Systems to Update Australian Navy’s Maritime Satcom Terminals

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — BAE Systems‘ business in Australia will perform updates on the maritime satellite communications terminals of the Australian navy under an estimated $30 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will work to increase the bandwidth supported by the Maritime element of the Advanced SATCOM …

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DoD Gets Access to Inmarsat Mobile Satcom Services Via COMSAT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 26, 2017 — Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress and Broadband Global Area Network satellite services will be available to the Defense Department through value-added reseller COMSAT under a blanket purchase agreement, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. COMSAT will utilize the networks to support Internet Protocol-based mobile satellite communications for DoD users around the world, Inmarsat said …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat F4 Launch to Build on Satcom Service Resiliency, Reliability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has called the launch of the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite last week works to support the company’s resilience efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She wrote in a blog post published Thursday that …

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PAE Tests Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Function of Resolute Eagle UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — PAE has conducted a test of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system during a demonstration at the White Sands Missile Test Range to check the drone’s beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the test sought to verify Resolute Eagle’s function to transmit …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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Hughes Introduces Manpack Terminal for Portable Military, Public Safety Satcom

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2017 — Hughes Network Systems has unveiled the new HM500 ruggedized manpack terminal offering that will serve to support portable satellite communications for military and other customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the multi-band transportable terminal can be utilized in defense, public safety or disaster relief operations, …

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Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 Satellite Begins Support for Military UHF Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2017 — The fifth Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Mobile User Objective System satellite is now able to support legacy ultra-high-frequency radios to provide beyond-line-of-sight communications to the military, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the U.S. Navy collaborated with Army Forces Strategic Command to configure one of …

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