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ACT I to Provide Logistics Support for Air Force Ground Satcom Terminal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International will provide logistics support for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s AN/TSC-168 TDC Quad-Band satellite communications terminal under a five-year, $16 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The task order also includes warehouse operations support and technical …

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DataPath Secures Potential $363M Army Satcom Field Services Contract

DataPath has been awarded a potential $363 million contract to support various satellite communication terminals and controllers that the U.S. Army uses in the field, Space News reported Sunday. Phillip Swarts writes DataPath will manage the deployment of approximately 200 field services support personnel to military sites globally under the Global Tactical Advanced …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Current Gov’t Satcom Procurement Model Not Fit for Complex Acquisition Demand

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 30, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has stated that the government’s current satellite communications procurement model is fragmented and unable to address new complex demand, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 22. “The government should no longer follow a procurement …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Public-Private Satcom Partnership to Continue Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 5, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, believes the incoming U.S. administration will facilitate continued maturity of satellite service partnerships between the commercial and government sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported Tuesday the satellite communications company also sees demand …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Rick Lober See Commercial Tech Opportunity in Military Comms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 10, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat and Rick Lober of Hughes Network Systems have stated that commercial platforms could support the U.S. military’s broadband communications and satellite coverage needs, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 2. “The opportunity lies in engaging with commercial industry to learn what capabilities we are investing in …

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Army Taps L-3 for Potential $500M Data Link, Satcom Services Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential five-year, $500 million contract to provide common data link and satellite communications support services to the U.S. Army. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through Oct. 31, 2021 and the Army will assign work locations and funds to L-3 upon issuance of each order, the Defense Department …

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Former Rolls-Royce Exec Jason Smith Joins Inmarsat as COO

Jason Smith, former president of Rolls-Royce‘s nuclear business, has been named chief operations officer at Inmarsat. He succeeds Ruy Pinto, who vacated his post at Inmarsat to “pursue new interests, ” the  satellite communications services provider said Monday. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce said Smith’s appointment builds on the company’s mission to give customers and …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom as a Service to Support DoD Satcom Needs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 21, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government policy, strategy and outreach at Inmarsat‘s government services business, has said satellite communications as a service works to deliver an integrated satcom architecture for the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a guest piece the integrated …

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Hughes Expands Tactical Comms Partnership With Airbus Defense & Space; Rick Lober Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2016 — Hughes Network Systems and Airbus‘ defense and space segment have expanded their partnership to offer the HM System satellite networking technology and Skynet satellite communications service in the defense market, ExecutiveBiz said Wednesday. The companies aim to help global military customers address tactical satcom requirements with …

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Inmarsat Demos Global Xpress Satcom-as-a-Service for Aeronautical Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — Inmarsat has worked with its Global Xpress partners and government end users to demonstrate a satellite-communications-as-a-service platform using different aeronautical scenarios, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the demonstration works to verify the GX Satcom as a Service offering for government aero applications in support of wideband connectivity and user …

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