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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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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Terminals a Key Area for DoD Wideband Satcom Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 9, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has noted that terminals are a key element in the findings of the Defense Department‘s analysis of alternatives on wideband satellite communications, ExecutiveBiz reported June 29. Space News reported June …

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Report: EchoStar Calls for Talks With Inmarsat Board Over $3.2B Takeover Offer

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) called on Inmarsat to initiate discussions with shareholders about its $3.2 billion takeover offer and that it would pursue the bid if given a deadline extension, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar has until Friday, July 6, to decide whether to present a firm offer for Inmarsat or drop the …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Connectivity a Top Trend in Satcom Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the satellite communications industry has seen the “bring your own device” movement become one of the top trends in the sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said in an interview …

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