Tag Archives: Latin America

Jairo Soterio Named Rockwell Collins Managing Director for Latin America

Jairo Soterio, former marketing manager for Latin America at Rockwell Collins, has been named as the company’s managing director for the region. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday Soterio will oversee its LATAM government and commercial systems business operations as the demand for military radios, C-130 and P-3 cockpit upgrade services, simulators and training continues …

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Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has obtained an offshore and utility type certificate from Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics to operate S-92 medium-lift helicopters in the country. DGAC authorized operation of all S-92 configurations for offshore oil and gas transportation, search-and-rescue, airline passenger service and VIP transportation, Lockheed said Tuesday. “This moves us another step forward …

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Verint Systems to Help Latin American Country Establish Govt Security Operations Hub

Verint Systems is part of an industry consortium that won a multimillion dollar project to establish a government security operations center for a Latin American country to help government organizations address sophisticated cyber threats. The company said Thursday it will provide a threat detection and analysis platform to the future GSOC as a member of the ELTA Systems-led Israeli Cyber …

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Microsoft’s New Facility to Help Public, Private Sector Clients Address Cyber Threats in Latin America

Microsoft has opened a Mexico-based Cybersecurity Engagement Center as part of the company’s commitment to help government and enterprise customers in Latin America address information technology security threats. The company said Friday it established the facility to support efforts against cyber crimes such as Botnet schemes in the region, facilitate collaboration between cybersecurity professionals and Microsoft specialists …

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SuperCom to Help South American Country Implement Land & Geographic Info System

SuperCom has won an 18-month, $9 million contract to provide a web-based land and geographical information system to a government customer in South America. The company said Friday it will help the client migrate and implement SuperCom’s cloud-based Land and Geographical Registration and Information Management System. Arie Trabelsi, SuperCom’s president and CEO, said the …

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Microsoft Opens Transparency Center in Brazil to Support Latin American Governments

Microsoft has unveiled a transparency center in Brazil to promote safe computing and address security needs of governments in Latin America. The company said Wednesday the Brazil location adds to previously established Microsoft Transparency Centers in Washington, Belgium and Singapore. Microsoft added the centers support the company’s Government Security Program which gives participating government agencies …

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Sikorsky’s Colombia Facility to Support Black Hawk Operators in Mexico

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will provide maintenance, repair and pilot simulator training support to Mexico’s UH-60 Black Hawk operators through Sikorsky’s facility in Colombia. Lockheed said Thursday Black Hawk operators in Mexico can go to the helicopter flight simulator center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar to utilize its five-axis flight simulator as well as …

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MarketsandMarkets Forecasts 8.3% CAGR for Airport, Marine Port Security Market Through 2025

A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts the airport and marine port security market’s value will grow from $53.84 billion this year to $110.52 billion in 2025, representing an 8.3 percent compound annual growth rate. The research firm said Friday the market growth will be driven by governmental efforts to implement advanced security systems at various ports of entry. The …

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Ericsson, Brazilian Agency to Collaborate on Internet of Things Projects; Ulf Ewaldsson Comments

Ericsson and the Brazilian communications ministry have partnered to establish a laboratory to explore the potential applications of Internet of Things technology in agriculture, rainforest protection, disaster monitoring and prevention and energy production. The company said Monday the Networked Security Lab will be part of the Ericsson Innovation Center that aims to drive IoT innovation …

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Airbus to Expand Ashburn, Virginia Airplane Material Distribution Hub

Global airplane maker and defense contractor Airbus will invest an additional $1 million toward a material distribution center the company operates in Ashburn, Virginia that will support a consolidated operations hub with the parent company’s Satair Group subsidiary. Airbus will also add more employees to the facility as the company works to fulfill orders of more than 2,800 Airbus aircraft for customers …

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General Dynamics to Provide Dual-Band Earth Station Design for LATAM Satellite TV

A subsidiary of General Dynamics will provide an Earth station antenna reflector and communications signal feed design to Chile-based satellite communications integrator Pascom to support simultaneous Ku-band and Direct Broadcast Satellite-band transmissions. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies will supply a nine-meter antenna and six-port feed for installation and integration into the Earth station, the company said …

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Intelsat Launches SSL-Built Intelsat 34 Satellite; Stephen Spengler Comments

Intelsat has launched its latest satellite aboard an Ariane 5 rocket to provide C- and Ku-band connectivity for direct-to-home, cable programming and broadband services. The company said Thursday the Intelsat 34 satellite will serve as the replacement to the Intelsat 805 and Galaxy 11 satellites in the company’s video distribution network for Latin America. California-based commercial …

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Level 3 Subsidiary Receives ISO Certification for Security Testing Services; Leonardo Barbero Comments

A Level 3 Communications subsidiary based in Latin America has obtained an ISO certification for the business’ security testing services. Level 3 Argentina S.A. holds a three-year ISO/IEC 20000 certification for its information technology management practices, vulnerability detection system and penetration technologies, Level 3 said Monday. Leonardo Barbero, senior vice president and chief marketing …

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