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HawkEye 360 Launches Radio Frequency Data Analytics Platform; Alex Fox Quoted

Alex Fox EVP HawkEye 360

Satellite technology company HawkEye 360 has released its Mission Space offering in a move to help customers identify radio frequency activity and visualize RF geospatial intelligence data. Alex Fox, an executive vice president of HawkEye 360, said the company developed the platform to create value for customers of its subscription RF signal data services and to drive adoption of commercial analytics technology for defense, intelligence and commercial applications.

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Viasat Moves to Acquire RigNet for $222M to Diversify Portfolio

Rick Baldridge President

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,“ said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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Michael Griffin, Defense Undersecretary for Research & Engineering, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Advancing U.S. Space Programs and Energy Weapons Systems

Michael Griffin, Defense Undersecretary for Research & Engineering, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Advancing U.S. Space Programs and Energy Weapons Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, was selected to the 2019 edition of the Wash100 “” Executive Mosaic's annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena “” for his commitment to advance U.S. space programs and the country's energy weapon systems. This latest honor marks Griffin's second consecutive win.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Government Supports Gov't Airborne, Maritime Ops via Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Government Supports Gov't Airborne, Maritime Ops via Satcom - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in a video interview posted Friday how the company supports government operations through its satellite communications platforms. She said satellites placed approximately 35K kilometers above the equator and ground stations that back those …

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MDA to Help NATO Build Maritime C2 Visualization Tech

MDA to Help NATO Build Maritime C2 Visualization Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Maxar Technologies‘s MDA business has received a potential $11.8 million contract to produce a technology platform for NATO to visualize the international alliance’s maritime command and control operations. MDA said Thursday it will base the platform on a modern software architecture and technology for integration into fixed and deployable systems as part of Project TRITON. …

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VSE Gets Navy FMS Delivery Orders for Maritime Support Services

VSE Gets Navy FMS Delivery Orders for Maritime Support Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event

VSE received multiple orders worth a combined $57.4 million from the Naval Sea Systems Command’s International Fleet Support Program Officer during the months of July and August to provide maritime services for 11 foreign military sales clients. The orders cover procurement, repair and maintenance management, planning, logistics, training, engineering and technical …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch

Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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 …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services

Matt Desch: Iridium's Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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 …

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Harris Maritime Surveillance Tech Begins Worldwide Vessel Tracking Operations

Harris Maritime Surveillance Tech Begins Worldwide Vessel Tracking Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Four Harris-built maritime vessel tracking receivers have begun to track nearly 250,000 ships around the world as part of hosted payloads onboard Iridium‘s NEXT satellites that were launched in January. Harris said Monday the receivers are designed to offer global automatic identification system information and ship tracking capacity for government and commercial users. Iridium’s NEXT satellite …

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BAE Subsidiary to Update Maritime SATCOM Terminals for Australian Navy

BAE Subsidiary to Update Maritime SATCOM Terminals for Australian Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Systems‘ Australian subsidiary has landed a four-year, $30 million contract to help the Australian navy update its maritime satellite communications terminals. The company said Thursday upgrade work on the Maritime element of the Advanced SATCOM Terrestrial Infrastructure System terminals will take place at BAE facilities in South Australia and Sydney. MASTIS is equipped with two antennas that …

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BAE Secures Australia Maritime RF Sensor Tech Devt Funds

BAE Secures Australia Maritime RF Sensor Tech Devt Funds - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Systems has received a grant from Australia’s defense department to develop and demonstrate a radio frequency sensor technology for maritime battlespace awareness efforts, Shepard Media reported Thursday. The report said the department issued the grant for the 18-month Maritime Composite RF Sensor Performance project through its Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program. Glynn Phillips, chief …

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