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  • Iridium Certus Broadband Service Enters On-Orbit Test; Matt Desch Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. 25 and is slated for¬†commercial […] More

  • Cobham to Supply Boeing With Small Diameter Bomb Carriage Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham to Supply Boeing With Small Diameter Bomb Carriage Systems

    Cobham¬†has received a contract¬†to manufacture carriage systems for small diameter bombs that¬†Boeing¬†will provide to U.S.¬†and international defense customers beginning in 2018. Cobham said Wednesday it will¬†produce multiple configurations of the BRU-61/A SDB carriage system under the agreement with Boeing. The deal contains options for additional orders through 2021. BRU-61/A is designed to carry up to […] More

  • General Atomics Adds 5 Industry Partners to Team Reaper Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 said Wednesday. Linden Blue, CEO […] More

  • Cobham to Produce Missile Eject Launchers for South Korea's Future KF-X Fighter Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham to Produce Missile Eject Launchers for South Korea’s Future KF-X Fighter Aircraft

    Korean Aerospace Industries¬†has awarded Cobham a $9 million contract to supply an undisclosed quantity of¬†Missile Eject Launcher¬†units for integration onto South Korea’s future KF-X¬†multirole fighter aircraft. Cobham said Tuesday it aims to deliver the weapons carriage and release equipment to KAI by 2020. Ken Kota, senior vice president and general manager of Cobham’s mission systems […] More

  • Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Certus 700 to the commercial […] More

  • Matt Desch: Iridium's Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 of up to 350 kilobits […] More

  • Cobham, Draken Partner to Pursue UK Air Support Training Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham, Draken Partner to Pursue UK Air Support Training Program

    Cobham and Draken International have teamed up to create and offer military readiness training services to the U.K.’s Air Support to Defense Operational Training program. The partnership aims to combine Cobham’s electronic warfare training expertise and Draken’s experience in delivery of fighter adversary air services in a bid to develop a comprehensive training environment for […] More

  • James Willis, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 track records of growth in […] More

  • Cobham, Inmarsat Launch New UAV SATCOM Service; Andy Start Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham, Inmarsat Launch New UAV SATCOM Service; Andy Start Comments

    Cobham‘s satellite communications business and Inmarsat have unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle SATCOM service designed to help boost operational capacity for users. Inmarsat said Monday the SwiftBroadband UAV SATCOM service was designed for use with Cobham SATCOM’s¬†Aviator UAV 200 terminal which combines various technologies into a compact and lightweight box and offers SATCOM¬†connectivity. The […] More

  • General Atomics Forms Reaper RPA Industry Team in Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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. GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue¬†announced the […] More

  • Cobham to Supply Waveguide Components for Lockheed Maritime Radar System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham to Supply Waveguide Components for Lockheed Maritime Radar System

    Cobham has secured a contract worth more than¬†$10 million to provide multiple waveguide assemblies and components to support¬†Lockheed Martin‘s production of¬†three-dimensional fixed-phase array radars¬†for the U.S. Navy. Cobham said Monday¬†its electronic integrated solutions business will manufacture AN/SPY-1D¬†waveguide systems¬†at a facility in New Hampshire. The AN/SPY-1D is designed to function¬†as the primary air search radar on […] More

  • Bell-Boeing JV Taps Cobham to Develop Aerial Refueling System for Osprey Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bell-Boeing JV Taps Cobham to Develop Aerial Refueling System for Osprey Aircraft

    A joint venture of¬†Boeing and Bell Helicopter has awarded a contract to¬†Cobham to¬†build an aerial refueling system for the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. Cobham said Tuesday the V-22 Aerial Refueling System will be based on the company’s¬†FR300 Hose Drum Unit and will support Osprey’s capacity to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 […] More

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