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  • Inmarsat to Sponsor University Team for Solar Car Race - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat to Sponsor University Team for Solar Car Race

    Inmarsat will provide data communications support to a student team from the University of Michigan for a solar-powered car race in October across the Australian outback, Satnews Daily reported Wednesday. The university is one of 28 teams in the 2013 World Solar Challenge and Inmarsat will give the team access to its 3G Internet service […] More

  • Cobham to Update Apache Fuel System for DLA; Kelly Coffield Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham to Update Apache Fuel System for DLA; Kelly Coffield Comments

    Cobham has won a potential $7 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to upgrade the fuel inerting system for the military’s AH-64 Apache helicopters. The onboard inert gas generating system works to replace vapor from aircraft fuel tanks with nitrogen to minimize the risk of explosions, Cobham said Wednesday. Kelly Coffield, president of […] More

  • Cobham Unveils Mini Video Transmitter; David Ashton Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Unveils Mini Video Transmitter; David Ashton Comments

    Cobham has launched a miniature transmitter that is intended for covert surveillance cameras, small unmanned aerial vehicles and body-worn systems. The SOLO7 Nano works to use coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing technology and supports a range of bandwidths, Cobham said Monday. David Ashton, Cobham vice president of tactical communications and surveillance, said the company aims […] More

  • Cobham Takes Full Control of Helicopter Training JV; Bob Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Takes Full Control of Helicopter Training JV; Bob Murphy Comments

    Cobham Plc has acquired full ownership of its helicopter services joint venture with Bristow Helicopters Ltd for $112 million cash. FBH's management team will continue operating the venture and Cobham intends for the investment to complement its aviation services business, Cobham said Monday. Cobham says it intends provide customers with a transportation system combining helicopters […] More

  • Cobham Building NATO IED Defense Systems; Fred Cahill Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Building NATO IED Defense Systems; Fred Cahill Comments

    Cobham‘s antenna systems business has won an estimated $24 million order to build vehicle-mounted improvised explosive device detection equipment for NATO forces. NATO officials saw a need for new equipment to help detect IED threats, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports. Fred Cahill, Cobham vice president of antenna systems, said the systems are intended for mine-resistant […] More

  • Cobham Sales Push Seeks Civil Sector Investments; Bob Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Sales Push Seeks Civil Sector Investments; Bob Murphy Comments

    Cobham Plc has earmarked $1.2 billion for civil sector investments in an effort to broaden its portfolio beyond defense and security sales. The U.K.-based airborne refueling kit manufacturer is targeting acquisitions in civil markets, where 34 percent of its sales come from, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “We think there are businesses that have good exposure to […] More

  • Jeremy Wensinger Leaves GTSI - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeremy Wensinger Leaves GTSI

    Jeremy Wensinger, chief operating officer at GTSI Corp., has departed the company nearly eight months after Unicom acquired GTSI for nearly $76.7 million, Washington Technology reports. The more than two-decade industry veteran joined GTSI in October 2011 as COO after previously serving as president of Cobham‘s defense systems business unit. Prior to Cobham, Wensinger spent […] More

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    Executive Spotlight: Mary Ann Hopkins Discusses Role as President of Parsons Govt Services

    Mary Ann Hopkins serves as president of Parsons Government Services (PGS), a primary business unit of Parsons Corp, where she leads more than 4,000 employees worldwide. The more than 23-year industry veteran helped engineer the acquisition of SPARTA, Inc. from Cobham in 2011, when she served as PGS executive vice president and global business development manager. In […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: David Helfgott, President & CEO of Inmarsat Government - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: David Helfgott, President & CEO of Inmarsat Government

    David Helfgott serves as president and CEO of Inmarsat Government and is responsible for the overall strategy and direction for the wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat. Inmarsat Government is a provider of secure mission-critical communications to the U.S. government market. As a veteran in the satellite communications and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technology sector, Helfgott previously served in leadership roles […] More

  • Cobham Wins Contract to Deliver Oxygen Systems to USAF; Kelly Coffield Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Wins Contract to Deliver Oxygen Systems to USAF; Kelly Coffield Comments

    Cobham has received $3 million in a contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with deployable oxygen generation systems, the company announced today. The USAF's Air Combat Command awarded the contract, with an estimated ceiling value of $20 million, to acquire Deployable Oxygen Generation System- Medium systems. Kelly Coffield, Cobham Life Support president, said the […] More

  • Lockheed Picks Cobham Subsidiary For Super Hercules Comm Hardware; Walther Thygesen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Picks Cobham Subsidiary For Super Hercules Comm Hardware; Walther Thygesen Comments

    Lockheed Martin Corp. has selected Cobham‘s Thrane & Thrane subsidiary to provide satellite communications components for U.S. Air Force cargo aircraft, Lockheed announced Tuesday. The communications equipment will support the air traffic management data link component of the block 8.1 upgrade on more than 200 C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Thrane & Thrane’s DO178B AVIATOR […] More

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    General Atomics, UK Partners Develop Reaper Payload; Frank Pace Comments

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and industry partners are working on an open architecture-based payload for drones.  The company said it teamed with British firms Selex Galileo and Cobham’s aviation services business to conduct live test flights of a MQ-9 Reaper, fitted with a Selex Galileo-made surveillance radar. Flights took place at GA-ASI's facilities in Palmdale, Calif. […] More

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