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Army Orders Harris Tactical Radios, Equipment

Harris will provide more than 1.K units of the AN/PRC-163 handheld radio system, equipment and support services to the U.S. Army under new orders awarded through an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Thursday its AN/PRC-163 radio uses two-channel connectivity to facilitate tactical data transmission across the battlefield network and chain of …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Sees Satellite Internet of Things as “˜Strongest Growing Area'

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said satellite internet of things has become the “strongest growing area for the company,“ Via Satellite reported Thursday. Desch noted that Iridium is not in competition with other satellite communications providers and works to differentiate itself. “We have always been different from other broadband networks,“ he …

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Matt Desch: Iridium to Deorbit Remaining First-Gen Satellites in Q1 2019

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company intends to deboost the last batch of its legacy satellites in the first quarter of 2019 as it plans to transition all network functions to the Iridium NEXT constellation, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, told reporters Monday at World Satellite Business …

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L3 to Update Navy Towed Array Sonar Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded L3 Technologies a $49.4M contract to provide technical, logistics and inventory management support for the service branch's sonar devices. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company’s ocean systems division will evaluate, repair and update TB-23/BQ towed array system modules and related test equipment under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Work …

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Ball Aerospace Licenses Camera Tech for Defense, Space Applications

Argo AI has granted Ball Aerospace exclusive rights to manufacture light detection and ranging camera systems for potential use in government, space and defense missions. Ball Aerospace said Monday it will produce Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode LiDAR technology intended to function as a key component of non-conventional imaging and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. The …

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DISA Eyes AT&T for Connectivity Services Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to award AT&T a contract to provide global network connectivity services to Pacific Air Forces. A FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday says the company would assess networks; establish a diverse communication virtual private network; perform integrations with FirstNet and NorthStar/LTEspeed networks; and provide tools for waveform capture and conversion through …

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Bell, NASA Enter Into UAS Flight Demo Cooperative Agreement

Textron's Bell subsidiary has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to design, build and integrate an unmanned aircraft system for the agency’s planned 2020 flight demonstration effort in national airspace. Bell will lead a team composed of Textron Systems, Xwing and the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere …

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