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Universal Switching to Supply Data Distribution Systems for Canada WGS Program

General Dynamics has awarded Universal Switching a contract to provide data distribution for satellite command and control systems that will help connect Canada’s military to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. Universal Switching said Aug. 22 it will supply its S64530 Digital RS-530 switching system to aid Canada’s participation in the WGS constellation, …

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DISA Issues Wideband Comm Ground Infrastructure RFI

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a request for information on the availability of commercial ground infrastructure and related support services for satellite and non-satellite wideband communications systems. DISA said in a FedBizOpps notice published Monday that Congress asked the Defense Department to perform an “analysis of alternatives” to identify a potential successor to …

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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space

United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit Saturday aboard a Delta IV rocket to provide military communications support for the U.S. military and six of the country’s allies. The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite with  updated digital channelizers that are designed to nearly double the bandwidth of earlier satellites in the WGS system, Boeing said …

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Intelsat General's Skot Butler Talks Multi-Band Satcom Services, Air Force's Wideband Analysis of Alternatives

Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, has said he thinks there will be a demand for multi-band satellite communications services within the Defense Department in an effort to provide users with more choices, Space News reported Tuesday. Butler told SpaceNews editor-in-chief Brian Berger in an interview that the U.S. Air Force's Wideband …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Pitches Global Xpress Satellite Network Features for Govt Users

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has listed six attributes of the company’s Global Xpress commercial satellite network intended to help fulfill requirements of mobile government users. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog post published Tuesday Global Xpress is a globally-available commercial wideband network that works to meet the U.S. government’s mobile and interoperable communication …

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Newtec to Supply Satellite Modem for Canada’s Auror Aircraft Modernization Efforts

General Dynamics‘ Mission Systems-Canada subsidiary has awarded Newtec a contract to provide an ATR-sized airborne modem to Canada in support of the country’s efforts to modernize its CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft fleet. Canada’s defense department will install Newtec’s MDM9000 Satellite Modem to the Aurora as part of the military’s Aurora Incremental Modernization Project Block IV program, Newtech …

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Boeing to Support Army’s Wideband Satcom Operational Mgmt System

Boeing has received a $46.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide support for the wideband satellite communications operational management system. The Defense Department said Friday work will occur through Sept. 1, 2021 and that performance locations and funds will be determined with every order. The Army Contracting Command received one offer for …

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Todd McDonell: Inmarsat Aims to Help Address Connectivity Demand in Military Sector

Todd McDonell, vice president of global government solutions at Inmarsat, has told Talk Satellite in an interview the company uses its L-band and Ka-band satellite platforms to help military customers address connectivity requirements. He noted in the interview that the emergence of the network centric warfare concept has increased a demand for interconnection between systems and people, Inmarsat …

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iDirectGov Releases Updated Transmission Security Software for Remotes & Defense Line Card Portfolio

iDirect Government has launched its Evolution 3.4.1 software that is designed to facilitate transmission security for airborne, maritime and land-based satellite communications using the 9-Series portfolio of remotes and defense line cards. The satcom provider said Monday the software works to support 950mp, 900 and 9350 remotes as well as DLC-T and DLC-R line cards via a single …

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Inmarsat Gets MSUA Gov’t Mobility Satcom Award for Global Xpress; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat has received a Mobility Satellite Innovation Award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association in recognition of the company's Global Xpress satellite communications constellation. Inmarsat accepted the 2016 Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation award during MSUA's inaugural awards ceremony at the four-day Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland, Inmarsat said Tuesday. …

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