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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Communications Satellite Requires High Startup Costs

Iridium’s Matt Desch: Communications Satellite Requires High Startup Costs

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has shared his thoughts on emerging satellite broadband ventures in an interview with Via Satellite magazine. Mark Holmes writes Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s… Read more »

Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon has relocated its environmental satellite ground sustainment team to Maryland as part of a move to upgrade the existing satellite system of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The… Read more »

DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments

DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking information on nonradar technology that would help new unmanned surface vessels under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program identify objects in its vicinity. DARPA… Read more »

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics has received several task orders worth a total of at least $1 million to provide the U.S. Air Force with Enhanced 911 systems under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 vehicle…. Read more »

Research and Markets: US, China to Dominate Electronic Warfare Tech Spending by 2017

Research and Markets: US, China to Dominate Electronic Warfare Tech Spending by 2017

A new Research and Markets report has forecast the U.S. and China will be the biggest spenders when it comes to electronic warfare over the next two years. The research… Read more »

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force have started to construct an S-band ground-based radar system at Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Space Fence will replace the Air Force’s… Read more »

Dan Patt: Northrop, AeroVironment to Build UAS Mobile Launch-Recovery System

Dan Patt: Northrop, AeroVironment to Build UAS Mobile Launch-Recovery System

Northrop Grumman and AeroVironment have been selected to design a new unmanned air system to launch and recover from small ships. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contracts for the second… Read more »

General Dynamics Tests MUOS Satellite Comm Functions With Digital Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics Tests MUOS Satellite Comm Functions With Digital Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has tested the voice and data satellite communications between the U.S. Navy‘s Digital Modular Radios and the U.S. Army‘s AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios with the Mobile User Objective System. The company said Monday it conducted… Read more »

Tony Bardo: Hughes to Provide Digital Signage, Learning Mgmt System to Texas Agency

Tony Bardo: Hughes to Provide Digital Signage, Learning Mgmt System to Texas Agency

Hughes Network Systems will provide data communications and networking equipment and associated services to the Texas Department of Information Resources under a two-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Monday the contract includes digital… Read more »

Hughes’ Rick Lober, Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Discuss System-Level Approach to Mobility

Hughes’ Rick Lober, Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Discuss System-Level Approach to Mobility

Communications sector executives such as Hughes Network Systems’ Rick Lober and Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch discussed the various system-level approaches to mobility services for the military in a panel discussion at Satellite 2015, C4ISR… Read more »

US Air Force Seeks Commercial Partner to Handle Wideband Satcom Ops; Dave Madden Comments

US Air Force Seeks Commercial Partner to Handle Wideband Satcom Ops; Dave Madden Comments

The U.S. Air Force is looking to outsource the operations of its wideband global satellite communications network to a commercial company by 2016, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes that the… Read more »

Raytheon Updates Standard Missile-3 Interceptor Software; Mitch Stevison Comments

Raytheon Updates Standard Missile-3 Interceptor Software; Mitch Stevison Comments

Raytheon has updated the kill vehicle software of its Standard Missile-3 system that is designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missile threats. The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency are… Read more »

Honeywell, Inmarsat Government Ink Agreement for Global Xpress In-Flight Connectivity

Honeywell, Inmarsat Government Ink Agreement for Global Xpress In-Flight Connectivity

A U.S.-based subsidiary of Inmarsat and Honeywell have entered into a service provider agreement to provide Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite services and wideband connectivity to the U.S. government’s aeronautical sector. Inmarsat Government said Tuesday the agreement… Read more »

Susan Miller: Inmarsat Government to Offer L-Band Airborne ISR Service for US Public Sector

Susan Miller: Inmarsat Government to Offer L-Band Airborne ISR Service for US Public Sector

A U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat has completed airborne testing of its L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance service that works to provide up to 10 Mbps broadband data transmission rate. Inmarsat… Read more »

Teri Marconi: Northrop to Add ‘1st Simultaneous Multi-Mission’ Tool for Navy Surface Ships

Teri Marconi: Northrop to Add ‘1st Simultaneous Multi-Mission’ Tool for Navy Surface Ships

Northrop Grumman will add early detection, threat warning, signal analysis and other functions to its AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare system as part of a $267 million contract it received from the U.S. Navy in February. The company… Read more »

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