Tag Archives: Europe

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress 5 Satellite

Inmarsat is seeking to meet increased U.S. military and commercial demand for more bandwidth in the Middle East and Europe with its Global Xpress 5 communications satellite, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. “GX5, adding to that mix, looks at an area where we’ve got increased and significant demand. It is a very, very dense environment for commercial as well as military," said Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government.

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Mark Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Modernizing Tech and Prioritizing Specific Projects for the U.S. Army

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Mark Esper, secretary for the U.S. Army, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to modernize the Army’s technology and his ability to prioritize specific projects that maintain high standards. This latest honor marks his second Wash100 win.

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General Dynamics Receives USAF Air Traffic Control Radio Order

General Dynamics has received a five-year, $23M contract to replace current air traffic control radio systems at U.S. Air Force bases in Europe. The company said Tuesday it will deliver at least 140 CM-300/350 V2 software-defined radios to USAF’s facilities across the continent. CM-300/350 is built upon the Federal Aviation Administration’s NEXCOM Segment II design that …

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Allies’ Procurement of US Defense Equipment to Continue Amid Tariffs

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy told CNBC in an interview posted Wednesday he believes that despite trade disputes, foreign countries will continue to procure defense platforms from the U.S. in order to safeguard their citizens’ freedom and protect their sovereignty. He noted about European countries’ efforts to increase their defense spending …

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Kratos Gets State Dept OK to Market Tactical UAS in Europe, Asia Pacific; Steve Fendley Comments

The State Department has authorized Kratos Defense and Security Solutions to market a tactical unmanned aerial system in select countries within Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Mako is designed to operate independently or in conjunction with other UAS platforms to support manned aircraft in a contested airspace environment, Kratos said Tuesday. The UAS …

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Lockheed Assembles First Comms Satellite for Saudi Arabia-Based Operator

Lockheed Martin has finished assembly and integration work on the first of two communications satellites the U.S. aerospace contractor is building for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City’s Science and Technology organization in Saudi Arabia. Lockheed said Thursday it shipped the Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite to a company facility in Sunnyvale, California to undergo environmental tests that would …

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IAI Subsidiary Delivers 3D Air Defense Radar Tech to NATO Member Country

An Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary has developed a three-dimensional radar system designed to support air surveillance and defense operations in a European NATO member country. IAI said Tuesday its ELTA Systems business produced and integrated an undisclosed quantity of mobile 3D radars into the customer’s national and NATO air and missile defense system. The …

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Saab Tapped for MBDA’s ‘Meteor’ Missile Radar Subsystem

Saab has received a contract worth approximately $18.35 million for the delivery of radar subsystems to be incorporated into air-to-air missiles that MBDA is developing under a European multi-lateral program. The order covers the delivery of Saab’s radar proximity fuze subsystems for integration with Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles through 2021, Saab said …

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AAR Opens Military Equipment Repair Hub in Europe

AAR has partnered with Avitech to offer container and shelter repair services to U.S. military and NATO forces through a newly established facility in Europe. Jeff Jackson, vice president of business development at AAR’s mobility systems business, said in a statement published Thursday the company aims to continue to provide support services for …

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