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  • L3 to Offer Intelsat Broadband Service to Gov't Aviation Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 to Offer Intelsat Broadband Service to Gov’t Aviation Clients

    Intelsat and L3 Technologies have teamed up to bring a satellite-based broadband service to U.S. government aviation users. L3 will integrate Intelsat’s FlexAir broadband service into its portfolio to provide in-flight communications capability for warfighters, government officials and cargo aircraft as well as support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Intelsat said Friday. “FlexAir will provide our government customers with […] More

  • Intelsat General Unveils Military Aircraft Broadband Service; Skot Butler Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelsat General Unveils Military Aircraft Broadband Service; Skot Butler Quoted

    Intelsat General has introduced a broadband service offering intended to help military aircraft passengers connect to the internet while in flight. FlexAir uses the company’s Ku-band and EpicNG communications satellite platforms and is designed to operate with fuselage and tail-mounted antennas, Intelsat said Thursday. The in-flight connectivity service works to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications such as sensor […] More

  • Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions

    Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications technology can help the military address interoperability requirements for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Thursday that Ka-band's capacity to cover frequencies that civilian and military […] More

  • Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat

    Intelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform. Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility. “Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and […] More

  • UltiSat to Support Air Force UAV Ku-Band Ground Terminals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UltiSat to Support Air Force UAV Ku-Band Ground Terminals

    UltiSat has received a potential $8.1 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band satellite coverage for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle training and operations. The company said Monday it will also help the Air Combat Command manage Global Hawk Ku-band ground terminals deployed within the 48 contiguous United States. Steve Roth, […] More

  • Globecomm Extends Ku-Band VSAT Network Coverage to South Indian Ocean - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Globecomm Extends Ku-Band VSAT Network Coverage to South Indian Ocean

    Globecomm has expanded the coverage of its Ku-band very small aperture terminal network services to shipping vessels traversing the South Indian Ocean. The company said Thursday the South Indian Ocean serves as a shipping route between Australia and the southern end of Africa. Globecomm's Ku-band VSAT network currently provides broadband communications services to vessel operators […] More

  • ViaSat Awarded DISA In-Flight Comms Service Extension - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ViaSat Awarded DISA In-Flight Comms Service Extension

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded ViaSat a six-month, $19.3 million contract modification for in-flight communications service to senior U.S. government leaders and their staff members. ViaSat will continue to provide Ku-band and Ka-band satellite communications coverage when government officials travel by air, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The modification exercises the first option on a previously awarded non-competitive firm-fixed price contract with […] More

  • Airbus, Intelsat Form Military Satcom Service Partnership; Richard Franklin, Skot Butler Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Intelsat Form Military Satcom Service Partnership; Richard Franklin, Skot Butler Comment

    An Intelsat subsidiary has joined a channel partner program of Airbus‘ defense and space segment for military satellite communication services. Intelsat General will offer Skynet X-band and ultra-high-frequency services to the U.S. government under the channel partner agreement, Airbus said Wednesday. Richard Franklin, head of the secure communications business at Airbus Defense and Space, said the new partnership will provide services to customers via the newly […] More

  • Defense Forensic Science Center Taps UltiSat for Ku-Band Network Services to Support Investigations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense Forensic Science Center Taps UltiSat for Ku-Band Network Services to Support Investigations

    UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Forensic Science Center for Ku-band network coverage in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and associated services in support of the U.S. Army‘s Criminal Investigation Laboratory. The company said Wednesday it will provide Network Operations Center, help desk, technical field service and teleport support to help the laboratory conduct […] More

  • UltiSat Awarded DISA Task Order to Support NGA Deployable Comm Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UltiSat Awarded DISA Task Order to Support NGA Deployable Comm Systems

    UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band bandwidth capacity to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s deployable communications systems. The company said Friday it will offer Ku-band bandwidth and backhaul services in both continental and outside continental U.S. to support NDCS GEOINT operations around the world. The commercial satellite communications […] More

  • US Combat Support Agency Orders Norsat-Built Portable Satellite Terminals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Combat Support Agency Orders Norsat-Built Portable Satellite Terminals

    A U.S. combat support agency has awarded Norsat International a $3.3 million order for the company’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 portable satellite terminals. GLOBETrekker is designed with a one-touch interface and LinkControl control interface software that works to facilitate automatic satellite acquisition and X-band and Ku-band connectivity worldwide, Norsat said Monday. The company added its terminal offering allows for […] More

  • By Light, Intelsat Partner to Deliver Satcom Services to DLA's Haiti Hurricane Relief Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    By Light, Intelsat Partner to Deliver Satcom Services to DLA’s Haiti Hurricane Relief Efforts

    The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded By Light Professional IT Services a three-month contract to support satellite communication services for hurricane relief efforts in Haiti. By Light said Monday it will combine the firm’s engineering expertise with Intelsat‘s Ku-band Galaxy 18 satellite platform to provide communications support to first responders. Mike Bowser, By Light senior vice president, said that By Light and Intelsat’s […] More

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