Tag Archives: Africa

African Country Picks Harris for Tactical Radio Supply Contract; Chris Young Comments

Harris Corp. will supply Falcon III tactical radios to an unnamed country in Africa under an $11 million contract. The contract covers the Harris-built RF-7800H-MP manpack radio, RF-7850M-HH handheld radio and the RF-7800V-HH VHF Combat Net Radio, Harris said Tuesday. The unnamed African country placed the order as part of its communications …

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Lou Von Thaer on His 2016 DynCorp Outlook & The Int’l GovCon Market Picture

Lou Von Thaer began a new phase of his nearly three-decade GovCon career in Summer 2015 when McLean, Virginia-based DynCorp International appointed him to the chief executive post. He joined DynCorp from a two-year stint at Leidos as national security sector president, which was preceded by a decade at General Dynamics as head of …

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Parsons Unveils 5-Unit Structure, Mary Ann Hopkins to Head Federal Org; Chuck Harrington Comments

Parsons has formed five business units under a new program that seeks to create growth opportunities for the company and help with the delivery of services to clients. Chuck Harrington, Parsons' chairman and CEO, said Monday the Forward “initiative is an important step in enhancing the effectiveness of our company, making us more agile …

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PAE Lands Task Orders for Africa Peacekeeping, Contingency Training Contracts; John Heller Comments

PAE has won task orders from the State Department to provide mission support services for the U.S. government's partner countries in Africa through two contract vehicles. The company said Thursday it secured the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance and Africa Peacekeeping Program II task orders in September. “PAE has supported Department of State …

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AECOM to Support Navy Facility Design Projects in Europe, Africa, SW Asia

AECOM will prepare documentation on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps facilities planning and environmental activities in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia under a $45 million architect-engineering contract. The Defense Department said Friday AECOM’s technical services arm will support the Naval Facilities Engineering Command‘s design projects in the EURAFSWA area of responsibility through …

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Denny Clifford on SkyLink Aviation’s Global Market Pursuits and Partnerships

Denny Clifford joined SkyLink Aviation earlier this year as chief financial officer to manage the company’s financial affairs and participate in the strategic review process. Clifford holds more than 20 years of financial management and military experience in his role at the global aviation and logistics services company. “Denny brings …

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David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four …

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Boeing Inks Collaboration Deal With Africa-Based Paramount Group; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing will collaborate with Africa’s Paramount Group in developing defense and security products for the international market as part of an agreement signed by both companies at the Farnborough Airshow. The companies said Tuesday they will leverage Boeing’s rotorcraft and unmanned aerial systems technology and Paramount’s land and aerospace systems to deliver offerings for areas such as border …

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