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  • Iridium Names 6 New Providers of Certus Broadband Service - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium Names 6 New Providers of Certus Broadband Service

    Iridium has unveiled the next batch of six companies that will offer the Iridium Certus satellite broadband service for ground-based mobile operations beginning mid-2018. Certus is powered by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and will be integrated with Thales‘ MissionLINK terminal to support the off-the-grid missions of public safety, utility, oil and gas, military and non-government […] More

  • Report: Lockheed to Name Sonar Supplier for Australian Submarine Program in Late 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Lockheed to Name Sonar Supplier for Australian Submarine Program in Late 2018

    Lockheed Martin plans to award a contract later this year for the production of sonar equipment that will be integrated into Australia’s future submarines, Defense News reported Friday. The defense contractor’s Australian arm told Defense News that it has issued a request for quote to industry. Australia’s defense department awarded Lockheed Martin Australia a potential $565.7 million contract […] More

  • Australia Taps Thales for Potential $941M Air Traffic Control System Deployment Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australia Taps Thales for Potential $941M Air Traffic Control System Deployment Contract

    Australia has awarded Thales a potential $941 million contract to deploy an air traffic control platform as part of the OneSKY program. The OneSKY project seeks to integrate military and civil airspace as well as advance the modernization of Australia’s oceanic airspace in an effort to ensure aviation safety and flight coordination, Thales said Monday. […] More

  • Thales Gets Navy Helicopter Module, Helmet Repair Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales Gets Navy Helicopter Module, Helmet Repair Order

    Thales‘ defense and security business has received a one-year, $7.2 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to repair five items related to H-1 helicopter program. The sole-source order will include repair work on H-1 modules and helmets, the Defense Department said Friday. The Navy will obligate $3.5 million at the time of award from its fiscal […] More

  • Thales: Federal Agencies Saw 20% Rise in Data Breaches; Nick Jovanovic Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales: Federal Agencies Saw 20% Rise in Data Breaches; Nick Jovanovic Comments

    A new report by Thales says 57 percent of U.S. federal government respondents claimed their agencies experienced a data breach over the past year. The figure in the “2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition” shows a 23-percent increase from the 2017 report, which revealed that 34 percent of respondents encountered a breach, Thales said Thursday. […] More

  • France Selects Thales for Submarine Sonar Tech R&D Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    France Selects Thales for Submarine Sonar Tech R&D Contract

    Thales has secured a potential 42-month contract to research and develop sonar technology for the French navy’s nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. France’s defense procurement agency asked Thales to build a sonar system for installation on the future SNLE 3G SSBN submarine, Thales said Feb. 7. The company will also assess fourth-generation flank arrays as well as create a […] More

  • Iridium Unveils 6 Initial Certus Ground Mobile Service Providers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium Unveils 6 Initial Certus Ground Mobile Service Providers

    Iridium Communications has introduced the first group of six companies that will provide ground-based mobile services through its Iridium Certus broadband offering by mid-2018. The company said Wednesday Iridium Certus is powered by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and is designed to provide mobile communications services such as voice, cellular data, satellite internet and land […] More

  • PKI Tech Vendor to Adopt Thales-Built Hardware Security Modules - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    PKI Tech Vendor to Adopt Thales-Built Hardware Security Modules

    Microsec, a public key infrastructure supplier in Hungary, has selected Thales to provide hardware security modules for integration with the former’s mobile identification technology. Thales said Thursday Microsec will adopt the nShield modules to help the Hungarian vendor secure its PassBy[ME] application and comply with the European Union’s regulation for electronic identification and trust services. NShield uses encryption, digital signing […] More

  • Airbus Test-Fires Laser Guided Rocket From H145M Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Test-Fires Laser Guided Rocket From H145M Helicopter

    Airbus has demonstrated a capacity to launch laser guided rockets with the company-built H145M helicopter platform during a firing test held at Alvdalen test range in Sweden. The helicopter fired Thales-made FZ275 70mm air-ground rocket as part of the trials at the Swedish defense materiel administration’s test facility, Airbus said Wednesday. An MX-15D electro-optical system from L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary helped  guide rockets that […] More

  • Thales Unveils New Bushmaster Armored Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales Unveils New Bushmaster Armored Vehicle

    Thales has introduced a modernized version of its Bushmaster armored vehicle platform designed to protect crew against land mines and improvised explosive devices. The company said Friday its Australian business designed and produced the Bushmaster MR6 platform in an effort to increase the vehicle’s capacity, protection and mobility in battlefield missions. Bushmaster vehicles feature a “deep V-Hull“ design and […] More

  • Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Named MSUA Board Member for 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Named MSUA Board Member for 2018

    Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has been reappointed to serve on the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s board of directors. MSUA works to promote exchange of ideas, information and news among providers and customers of mobility communications, navigation and safety platforms, the association said Thursday. Other individuals elected to the MSUA […] More

  • Thales Develops Laser Tech for NASA's Mars Rover - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales Develops Laser Tech for NASA’s Mars Rover

    Thales Group has developed a laser technology for integration into a rover that NASA aims to send to Mars sometime in 2020. The company said Monday it delivered the SuperCam instrument to France’s national space agency, which signed a partnership agreement with NASA in June 2015 for the Mars 2020 lander mission. SuperCam is based on the […] More

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