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Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Friday, as the company expects to deliver Ku-band  satellite connectivity to South America. The Amazonas 4A geosynchronous Earth orbit… Read more »

Sue Stretch: Lockheed Ready for Air Force Meteorological Satellite Mission

Sue Stretch: Lockheed Ready for Air Force Meteorological Satellite Mission

A team of Air Force engineers and technicians have embedded a Lockheed Martin-built satellite into a military payload fairing ahead of a scheduled space launch April 3. The Defense Meteorological Satellite… Read more »

General Dynamics Adds New Air Force GPS SATCOM Element Subcontract; Kirstan Rock Comments

General Dynamics Adds New Air Force GPS SATCOM Element Subcontract; Kirstan Rock Comments

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will produce the network communications element for the Air Force‘s GPS III satellites under a $26 million subcontract with Lockheed Martin. The contract is a follow-on to previous deals… Read more »

Elbit Systems Secures $290M Tank Upgrade Deal; Bezhalel Machlis Comments

Elbit Systems Secures $290M Tank Upgrade Deal; Bezhalel Machlis Comments

Elbit Systems has been awarded a three-year, $290 million contract to install night vision technology into combat tanks for an Asian-Pacific customer. The company will also provide equipment such as… Read more »

Harris CapRock VSAT Program Earns GVF Approval; David Hartshorn, Andy Lucas Comment

Harris CapRock VSAT Program Earns GVF Approval; David Hartshorn, Andy Lucas Comment

Harris CapRock has achieved accreditation from a nonprofit satellite communications industry association for the company’s training and certification programs on VSAT terminal system work, RR Media Group reported Tuesday. David… Read more »

DARPA Enlists Boeing Prototype for ‘X-Plane’ Program; Dan Newman Comments

DARPA Enlists Boeing Prototype for ‘X-Plane’ Program; Dan Newman Comments

Boeing and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ahave signed a $17 million agreement for the company to continue developing a prototype vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for flying at speeds of up to 460… Read more »

Exelis Adds SATCOM Tech Into Army Combat Vehicle; Nick Bobay Comments

Exelis Adds SATCOM Tech Into Army Combat Vehicle; Nick Bobay Comments

Exelis installed its satellite communications on-the-move technology into the U.S. Army Stryker vehicle during the Army Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment at Fort Benning, Ga. The Global Network On the Move Active Distribution system is built to… Read more »

Lockheed, Rowan University Form Radar Tech R&D Partnership; Carmen Valentino Comments

Lockheed, Rowan University Form Radar Tech R&D Partnership; Carmen Valentino Comments

Lockheed Martin‘s integrated warfare systems and sensors business has partnered with Rowan University to research, build and test radar technologies for national defense usage. The collaborative project covers radar component… Read more »

FAA Buys Thales Navigation Aids for National Airspace System; Tony Lo Brutto Comments

FAA Buys Thales Navigation Aids for National Airspace System; Tony Lo Brutto Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has purchased five Thales-built navigational aids for the U.S. National Airspace System under a five-year contract between the agency and company. “As the FAA transitions to NextGen, Thales will continue… Read more »

Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center Expects More Gov’t Contracting Work

Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center Expects More Gov’t Contracting Work

Northrop Grumman‘s unmanned aircraft systems facility in Moss Point, Miss. is expected to bring growth, investment and jobs to the area, according to the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation’s executive director, the Mississippi Business Journal… Read more »

Ball Aerospace’s Joint Polar Satellite System Bus Goes Live; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace’s Joint Polar Satellite System Bus Goes Live; Cary Ludtke Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has started to power the Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft bus, kicking off a nine-month integration and testing phase as the company prepares to deliver the spacecraft to the National… Read more »

Robert Smith: Lockheed to Continue Reconnaissance Aircraft Sustainment Work for S. Korea

Robert Smith: Lockheed to Continue Reconnaissance Aircraft Sustainment Work for S. Korea

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a nearly $9 million foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Air Force to help maintain South Korea’s reconnaissance aircraft system. Lockheed will sustain the Peace… Read more »

Exelis Awarded $92M for Anti-Missile Electronic Jammer Systems

Exelis Awarded $92M for Anti-Missile Electronic Jammer Systems

The electronic systems unit of Exelis has been awarded a $91.7 million contract to deliver 42 electronic jammer systems to the U.S. Navy for protecting aircraft from radar-guided missiles, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday…. Read more »

Greg Wenzel: Booz Allen Research Highlights Gov’t Role in C4ISR Design

Greg Wenzel: Booz Allen Research Highlights Gov’t Role in C4ISR Design

A study from Booz Allen Hamilton and the Government Business Council recommends government and industry align their expectations in order to meet the requirements of defense acquisition programs. The Booz Allen-backed… Read more »

Andy Start: NSSLGlobal Joins Inmarsat SATCOM Net’s Reseller Network

Andy Start: NSSLGlobal Joins Inmarsat SATCOM Net’s Reseller Network

NSSLGlobal a has agreed to work as value-added reseller of Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress satellite constellation for military and government customers in the European market, extending the companies’ existing GX VAR partnership for maritime… Read more »

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