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  • AFCENT Taps Intelsat General for Ku-Band Satellite Services; Skot Butler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AFCENT Taps Intelsat General for Ku-Band Satellite Services; Skot Butler Comments

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command has awarded Intelsat General a contract to deliver Ku-band satellite services in support of the command’s communication activities in the Middle East. Intelsat General said Nov. 23 it will provide AFCENT up to 144 megahertz of Ku-band connectivity using the company’s satcom technology. “The deployed airmen are operating satellite ground terminals supporting C4ISR […] More

  • Matt Desch: Iridium Put $3B Toward 66-Satellite Constellation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Matt Desch: Iridium Put $3B Toward 66-Satellite Constellation

    Iridium Communications has spent $3 billion on its program to launch 66 satellites that will work to offer airline companies satellite-based air traffic surveillance services, CEO Matt Desch told The Globe and Mail for an article published Sunday. Eric Atkins writes those satellites will carry instruments to collect information such as aircraft speed and location in an effort to help airlines manage fuel usage and flight […] More

  • Boeing Receives 3rd ABS Order for All-Electric Propulsion Satellite; Mark Spiwak Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Receives 3rd ABS Order for All-Electric Propulsion Satellite; Mark Spiwak Comments

    Boeing will build a third 702SP all-electric propulsion satellite for ABS to provide satellite services to Australia, New Zealand, Russia and countries in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The company said Friday ABS-8 will add to the ABS-3A and future ABS-2A all-electric propulsion satellites and replace ABS-7 at its orbital location. Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing’s satellite systems business, […] More

  • Honeywell, Inmarsat Government Ink Agreement for Global Xpress In-Flight Connectivity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Honeywell, Inmarsat Government Ink Agreement for Global Xpress In-Flight Connectivity

    A U.S.-based subsidiary of Inmarsat and Honeywell have entered into a service provider agreement to provide Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite services and wideband connectivity to the U.S. government’s aeronautical sector. Inmarsat Government said Tuesday the agreement extends an existing partnership between the two companies in providing in-flight connectivity to the Global Xpress network. Michael Edmonds, vice president of marketing and product management at Honeywell’s […] More

  • TCS Puts O3b Networks' Satellite Services on GSA IT Schedule 70 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Puts O3b Networks’ Satellite Services on GSA IT Schedule 70

    TeleCommunication Systems has agreed to offer the satellite products and services of its channel partner O3b Networks to TCS’ government clients via the GSA IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. TCS said Monday O3b’s medium Earth-orbit constellation provides broadband satellite services with up to 1.6 Gbps data throughput and LTE support. O3b’s satellite products include satellite terminals, antennas, gateway equipment and block upconverters, while services include field service […] More

  • Lockheed's Marillyn Hewson Outlines Efforts to Address Challenges in Global Security Landscape - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson Outlines Efforts to Address Challenges in Global Security Landscape

    Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has stated that the company’s business growth strategy works to align with current trends in the global security landscape to address industry challenges and meet customer needs. Hewson outlined the strategy in a media day event to highlight its technology investments and product and service portfolio in line with these trends, Lockheed said Wednesday. “The global landscape […] More

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