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Boeing to Produce Wideband Global Satellite 11 Under $605M Air Force Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE: BA) received a $605M U.S. Air Force contract modification to manufacture a global satellite communications satellite designed to facilitate broadband connectivity for military users. The military service will initially obligate $300M in fiscal 2018 procurement funds for the production of the Wideband Global SATCOM Space Vehicle 11, the …

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Boeing Awarded $383M USAF Tactical Satcom Tech Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential seven-year, $383.4M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide tactical warfighters with a joint ground platform designed to deliver anti-jam satellite communications capabilities. The service received three proposals for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract in support of the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service program, the …

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Boeing to Adopt ‘Commercial Timeline’ to Accelerate WGS 11 & 12 Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is working to accelerate its effort to build the 11th and 12th Wideband Global Satcom satellites using the $600 million that Congress allotted for the program in the 2018 Defense Department budget, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Space News reported Wednesday that Rico Attanasio, …

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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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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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Northrop-Led Team to Build Satellite Ground Station, Network Mgmt System for Australia Under $170M Contract

A team composed of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) and Optus has received a potential $170 million contract to build a satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications network management system for Australia’s defense force. The team will install a satellite ground station at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales under the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Satcom Provides Operational Flexibility, Resilience for Military Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 24, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes commercial satellite communications serves to support military satcom requirements amid potential operational challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. She told Federal News Radio in an interview posted April 17 that the company’s Global Xpress network …

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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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Boeing to Update Air Force Satcom System’s Anti-Jam Tech for $55M

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 18, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide an updated X-band anti-jam system to the U.S. Air Force under a $54.98 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the anti-jam system is designed to boost the resilience and security of the Air Force’s Wideband Global …

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Inmarsat, EM Solutions Combine Milsatcom, Global Xpress for New Maritime Satellite Terminal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 15, 2015 — Inmarsat has partnered with EM Solutions to combine military satellite communications and Global Xpress technology to develop a satcom terminal for maritime users, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Inmarsat said Friday it plans to accredit the terminal in the second quarter of 2016 and submit it …

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