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Kratos Wins Space, Satellite Communications Deals; Phil Carrai Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received a number of contracts worth approximately $55 million combined to support U.S. and allied space missions and commercial satellite communications for national security, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it will deliver products …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD May Focus on Resilient Satcom Under National Defense Strategy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat‘s government business, has said the National Defense Strategy serves to underscore efforts to increase U.S. capability for space-based threat awareness and space asset protection, ExecutiveBiz reported May 10. Cowen-Hirsch told C4ISRNet in …

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Hughes Proceeds to Phase 2 of DoD Satcom Interoperability Study; Rick Lober Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 15, 2018 — Hughes Network Systems will build a Flexible Modem Interface prototype that will enable interoperability between military and commercial systems as part of a follow-on contract under a Defense Department pilot study, ExecutiveBiz reported May 8. The company said May 7 the contract covers work for the second phase …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: NDAA, Other Gov’t Efforts Build on Comsatcom Role in National Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government has said the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 works to recognize the role of the commercial satellite communications industry in national security efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote for …

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Army Introduces Northrop-Built Training System for WGS Satcom Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — The U.S. Army has launched an interactive training technology developed by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to train soldiers on the management and operations of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite communications program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Northrop said Wednesday the Wideband Training and Certification System …

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Inmarsat SVP Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Underscores Communication’s Role in Military Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 26, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government,  highlighted at the Satellite 2018 conference that communication is the “ultimate force multiplier” as it supports all missions that take place in the U.S. military, ExecutiveBiz reported. National Defense Magazine reported that Cowen-Hirsch …

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Inmarsat, Australian Firm Partner to Explore Satellite Voice Comms for Air Traffic Mgmt

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 6, 2018 — Inmarsat will collaborate with an Australian government-run air navigation service company in a project to explore satellite voice communications systems for air traffic management support in environments with degraded voice communications coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Inmarsat said Monday it will work alongside Airservices Australia to assess …

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Comtech to Help Sustain Army VSATs Under Potential $124M Contract

A business unit of Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has won a potential three-year, $123.6 million contract to help the U.S. Army sustain ground-based very small satellite terminals. Comtech said Monday the command and control technologies group of its government solutions arm will sustain the Army’s AN/TSC-198A secret internet protocol router and non-classified internet protocol router …

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Kratos Supplies VM-Based Satcom Platform to Operate WGS Payload

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — A subsidiary of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has provided a virtual machine-based satellite communications architecture for the command and control of the Wideband Global SATCOM system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Kratos RT Logic will replace a legacy command-and-control technology with …

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Peraton to Support Army Pacific Command Satcom Tech Under $72M Contract; Stu Shea Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Peraton a potential five-year, $71.8 million contract to help the U.S. Army Pacific Command implement and manage commercial satellite communications technology. Peraton said Thursday it will also provide satellite services, technical and engineering support for mobile and fixed platforms of USARPAC’s network architecture. Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, said …

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