Tag Archives: satellite communications

Kratos Lands Satcom Ground Equipment, Services Contracts

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won $40 million in contracts from three unnamed customers to provide ground-based satellite communication products and services. The orders are for satcom terminals, command and control systems, and related support, Kratos said Tuesday. San Diego, California-based Kratos also offers satellite and terrestrial network management, …

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Michele Franci Named Inmarsat Chief Technology Officer

Michele Franci, formerly vice president for the Global Xpress commercial program at Inmarsat, has been named chief technology officer at the satellite communications firm. He will oversee functions such as product and service innovation, network engineering, frequency coordination and space segment development in his new role, Inmarsat said. Franci joined the …

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Ed Spitler: Airbus Division Wins USSOCOM Satcom Airtime Services BPA

An Airbus Group subisidiary has won a potential five-year, $32.6 million blanket purchase agreement to deliver L-band satellite airtime services to the United States Special Operations Command. Airbus Defense and Space will provide USSOCOM satellite communication services through Inmarsat‘s Broadband Global Area Network as well as FleetBroadband and SwiftBroadband networks, …

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Madison Dearborn, CoVant Finalize $200M LGS Innovations Purchase

A Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant investor group has finalized its purchase of LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) for $200 million. Alcatel-Lucent has sold LGS as part of an initiative to raise more than $1.4 billion by the end of 2015 through asset divestitures, Alcatel-Lucent said Tuesday. Half of the acquisition amount …

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Rupert Pearce: Inmarsat Buys Maritime Comm Provider’s Assets for Maritime Push

Inmarsat has acquired all assets of Globe Wireless LLC, a Palm Bay, Fla.-based provider of maritime communications services to shipping customers, for $45 million. Inmarsat will finance the transaction from available liquidity and the acquisition is scheduled to close in January 2014, pending regulatory approvals, Inmarsat said Tuesday. Rupert Pearce, CEO of …

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Raytheon to Update Navy SATCOM Network on Potential $979M Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a $19, 861, 994 U.S. Navy contract modification to update the Navy’s military satellite communications terminal, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The contract is potentially worth $979, 752, 906 if all options are exercised. Six percent of the funds will support foreign military sales to Canada, the Netherlands …

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L-3 Wins $23M AF Contract for Satellite Comm. Terminals

The U.S. Air Force has awarded L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) a 23, 782, 872 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract for eight fixed installation satellite communications terminals. The terminals will be installed at Europe relay site 2 in Germany. Work will be performed at Salt Lake City, Utah, and Ramstein Air Force Base, …

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GDIT Wins $178M Enterprise Communication Services Order for Defense Intelligence Agency

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) IT business a task order worth up to $178 million for enterprise communication services. The order could last five years and is part of DIA’s solutions for the IT enterprise contract. General Dynamics will support enterprise data, voice and video …

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Thales, Iridium Satellite Construction Partnership Moves Forward; Iridium’s Matt Desch Remarks

Thales Alenia Space’s deal with Iridium Communication (Nasdaq: IRDM) for 81 communication satellites for use in the Iridium NEXT low-orbit constellation is well underway. According to Thales, “with the closing of Iridium’s Coface credit facility, the FSD (Full Scale System Development) contract between Iridium and Thales Alenia Space replaces the  …

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