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  • Iridium Launches 'Certus' Broadband Service; Matt Desch Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium Launches ‘Certus’ Broadband Service; Matt Desch Quoted

    Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company's $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
     

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  • Mark Santamaria Joins Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Business as CFO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark Santamaria Joins Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Business as CFO

    Mark Santamaria, former chief financial officer of Mission Essential, has been appointed as senior vice president and CFO of Cobham‘s advanced electronic solutions sector. He will oversee the sector’s legal organization, contracts and compliance efforts and will also serve on the board of Cobham subsidiary AES Holdings, the company said Monday. Santamaria previously worked in finance leadership roles […] More

  • Leonardo DRS Vet Shawn Black Named Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Group COO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo DRS Vet Shawn Black Named Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Group COO

    Shawn Black, former vice president and general manager of Leonardo DRS‘ electro-optical and infrared systems business, has joined Cobham as the first chief operating officer of its advanced electronic solutions business. Jill Kale, president of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, said in a statement released Monday that Black will oversee profit-and-loss accounts and operational strategies at CAES’ 16 facilities. […] More

  • SpaceX Rocket Sends 7th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch to Orbit; Matt Desch Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 low-Earth orbit, Iridium said Wednesday. […] More

  • Boeing-Bell JV Plans MV-22B Osprey Midair Refueling Trials - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing-Bell JV Plans MV-22B Osprey Midair Refueling Trials

    A joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter aims to begin the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s midair refueling trials in early 2019 to achieve full service capability in 2020, AIN Online reported Wednesday. The effort to include a refueling function in the Osprey aims to eliminate the reliance of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Air Combat Elements […] More

  • Lockheed-Cobham team to compete for Navy's low-band jamming pod replacement program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Cobham team to compete for Navy's low-band jamming pod replacement program

    Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed up to compete for a U.S. Navy program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod system onboard the service's Boeing-built EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft. The Next Generation Jammer Low Band program aims to develop a system that will work to build up the Growler's electronic attack capabilities […] More

  • Cobham Says 2017 Airborne Tactical Radio Sales Exceed Forecast - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Says 2017 Airborne Tactical Radio Sales Exceed Forecast

    Cobham has reported that sales of the company’s software-based airborne tactical radio offering over the past year exceeded its previous estimate. The company said Monday it sold RT-7000 radios to various clients that include government and military aviation organizations in North and South America, Asia and Europe. RT-7000 is built with modules that operators can update to address evolving requirements and […] More

  • Cobham Demos Inmarsat Satcom Connectivity Platform for Tactical UAVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Demos Inmarsat Satcom Connectivity Platform for Tactical UAVs

    Cobham has showcased a communications terminal designed to offer internet connectivity for tactical unmanned aerial vehicles or smaller airframes via an Inmarsat satellite network. The company said Tuesday its satcom business demonstrated the AVIATOR UAV 200 system at the ongoing the Singapore Air Show. AVIATOR UAV features a compact lightweight design and offers access to the internet protocol-based Inmarsat Class 4 SwiftBroadband […] More

  • Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Named MSUA Board Member for 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 individuals elected to the MSUA […] More

  • Navy Taps Cobham Subsidiary for SATCOM Antenna System Support Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Taps Cobham Subsidiary for SATCOM Antenna System Support Services

    Cobham‘s Trivent-Avant subsidiary has received a $45.5 million contract to deliver fabrication, test, upgrade, engineering and related training services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s ultra high frequency satellite communication antenna system. The Defense Department said Friday the services will be applied to the SATCOM system’s components and variants including small ship variants of the system, Mobile User […] More

  • Gillian Duggan Named Cobham HR & Comms EVP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gillian Duggan Named Cobham HR & Comms EVP

    Gillian Duggan, formerly group human resources director at Berendsen, has joined aerospace and defense technology company Cobham as executive vice president of HR and communications. Cobhan said Thursday Duggan previously spent 12 years at infrastructure support services provider Amey, where she held the roles of group HR director and managing director for two business units. Earlier in her career, […] More

  • Cobham Gets Contract for KF-X Conformal Antenna Suite Production - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Gets Contract for KF-X Conformal Antenna Suite Production

    Korean Aerospace Industries has awarded Cobham‘s antenna systems business a contract to provide conformal antenna for South Korea’s future multirole fighter aircraft. The antenna suite is designed to provide communication, navigation and identification functionalities to the KF-X jet, Cobham said Oct. 17. David Bulley, vice president and general manager at Cobham Antenna Systems, noted the strategic […] More

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