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GTSI Taps Cobham Defense President Jeremy Wensinger to be COO

GTSI Corp. has assigned Jeremy Wensinger the duties of managing its core operational activities, announcing today that he is the company’s new chief operating officer. Wensinger previously led Harris Corp.s’ programs for federal civilian and intelligence agencies. GTSI CEO Sterling Phillips praised Wensinger’s expertise in federal IT, saying his experience, which …

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Executive Profile: Tim Heely of Cobham Analytic Solutions (Formerly SPARTA)

Rear Admiral Tim Heely (USN, ret.), a native of Belleville, Ill., is the President of Cobham Analytic Solutions (Formerly SPARTA), a subsidiary of the British defense contractor specializing in strategic defense and offense systems, tactical weapons systems, and space systems. Their intelligence products include intelligence production, computer network operations, and information …

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SpaceX Rocket Sends 7th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch to Orbit; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications’ seventh batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Wednesday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is the seventh of eight Iridium NEXT satellite missions that SpaceX agreed to perform to replace the McLean, Va.-based company’s existing network of 66 satellites in …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Named MSUA Board Member for 2018

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has been reappointed to serve on the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s board of directors. MSUA works to promote exchange of ideas, information and news among providers and customers of mobility communications, navigation and safety platforms, the association said Thursday. Other …

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Iridium Certus Broadband Service Enters On-Orbit Test; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated on-orbit tests of the company’s broadband service platform built to deliver global L-band connectivity through the NEXT satellite constellation. The company said Thursday it uploaded software to the NEXT satellites that are already in orbit to activate the Iridium Certus communications service. Certus entered live testing Sept. …

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General Atomics Adds 5 Industry Partners to Team Reaper Australia

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has announced the inclusion of five additional companies to an industry team that will support Australia’s Project Air 7003 that seeks to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft platform. Rockwell Collins‘ Australian arm, Airspeed, Ultra Electronics Australia, Quickstep Holdings and TAE Aerospace have joined Team Reaper Australia, General Atomics …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects its Certus multi-service communications platform to enter the commercial market in 2018 before the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network becomes fully operational. Desch told Runway Girl Network in an interview published Thursday that Iridium eyes the maritime sector for Certus 350 with plans to introduce …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s new Certus multi-service communications platform will focus on cockpit and operational services instead of cabin connectivity, Aviation Today reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, said at Iridium’s second-quarter earnings call that Certus is designed to offer a connection speed …

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James Willis, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles

James Willis, currently head of defense and security at Vodafone UK, and Steve Fitz-Gerald, formerly CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will join QinetiQ as managing directors for two different business areas. QinetiQ said Tuesday both appointees will also serve on the company’s executive committee and report directly to CEO Steve Wadey. “James and Steve have proven …

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General Atomics Forms Reaper RPA Industry Team in Australia

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has partnered with four other companies to support Australia’s Air 7003 project that seeks to build medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft systems and ground control stations for the country’s defense force. Team Reaper Australia is composed of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Cobham, Flight Data Systems and the Australian businesses of CAE and Raytheon. …

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