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Cubic Books $55M in Army Satcom, Networking System Orders; Mike Twyman Quoted

Cubic has received orders worth more than $55M to supply the U.S. Army with inflatable satellite communication and networking systems for the service branch’s expeditionary operations. The company said Thursday it will provide GATR antennas, spare parts, training and sustainment support services. Mike Twyman, president of Cubic’s mission solutions business, said the company’s satcom …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Satellite Network Supported Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company’s satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Aims to Complete ‘NEXT’ Satellite Network for Aireon’s Aircraft Tracking Service

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch said the company expects to complete the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation this year to help Aireon meet its timeline for delivery of aircraft monitoring service through the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. “The reason why that’s important isn’t for any services that we have today, it’s for …

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Cubic to Present C4ISR, Training Platforms at Int’l Expo; Dave Buss, Mike Twyman Quoted

Cubic’s global defense and mission solutions businesses will display a range of military training, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology offerings at an industry exposition next week. The company said Thursday it will participate in the Land Forces event that is scheduled to take place from Sept. 4 to 6 …

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Lockheed to Design Navy’s Tactical Afloat Network Baseline Under $67M IDIQ

Lockheed Martin has won a potential five-year, $66.6M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to conduct a baseline “analysis of alternatives” under the U.S. Navy‘s tactical afloat network modernization and consolidation efforts. Work will include engineering services intended to address end-of-life and end-of-sale products, future baseline requirements and security issues for the Consolidated Afloat Networks …

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General Atomics, PAE ISR, Bell Selected as NASA UAS Dev’t & Demo Partners

NASA will collaborate with General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, PAE ISR and Textron‘s Bell subsidiary on a two-year project to demonstrate commercial unmanned aircraft systems through various flight missions. The space agency said Wednesday it selected the three UAS developers to conduct multiple flight demonstrations at an altitude of more than 500 feet by 2020 …

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Over 2.5K Public Safety Agencies Adopt FirstNet

At least 2.5K public safety-related agencies across the U.S. have subscribed to a national public safety broadband network established by AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority through a public-private partnership. AT&T said Wednesday the figure reflects a twofold increase in the number of agencies that have adopted FirstNet since July. …

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COMSAT Tests L-Band Satellite Connectivity Tech With Government Aerial, Maritime Platforms

COMSAT has tested and implemented its L-band satellite connectivity technology on multiple aerial and maritime platforms for the U.S. government, Satnews reported Tuesday The Wideband Steaming L-Band system is designed to increase the performance of terminals via a communications link from antenna-equipped ground vehicles, fixed-wing aircraft and ground vehicles. WiSL uses an Inmarsat-built space and …

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Army Issues RFI on UAS Payload Support Sources

The U.S. Army has issued a request for information on potential companies that can help the service branch support and sustain tactical signals intelligence payload on MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Army requires engineering and logistics services to support an Intelligence and Security Command …

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Report: Army to Equip General Atomics-Built UAS With Electronic Warfare Tech

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, has announced that the U.S. Army will launch a drone-mounted electronic warfare technology in 2019, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The service has started developing prototypes of the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare Air capability for installation on General Atomics-built MQ-1C Gray Eagle …

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Sierra Nevada to Help Maintain USSOCOM Tactical Radio Software

Sierra Nevada Corp. has received a five-year, $47M contract to provide sustainment support and other services for the’s U.S. Special Operations Command‘s Tactical Radio Application Extension and Android TRAX software. The company will help USSOCOM maintain, integrate, demonstrate and manage the performance of fielded systems, as well as train field service representatives …

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