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June 23, 2017
Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. The contract is in support of the Special Operations Commands Capital Equipment Replacement Program, which includes replacing legacy models of man portable radios such as the AN/PRC-117F and AN/PRC-117G. The contract was competitively awarded under Federal acquisiti ... read more

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Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled "Connect-D", Airbus now supplies telephon ... more
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Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Airbus has added Planet Communications Asia Public Co., Ltd. (PlanetComm) to its channel partner programme for Skynet 5 military satellite communication services and expanded the partnership with Sp ... more
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Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. ... more
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Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. ... more
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Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
Israel's Ministry of Defense has contracted with Elbit Systems Ltd to provide its satellite-on-the-move systems for land vehicles, the company announced Monday. ... more
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European country orders Harris tactical radios
An undisclosed European country has ordered tactical radio systems for its communications readiness program from Harris Corporation. ... more
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Boeing demonstrates integrated aircraft communications system
U.S. Air Force F-15Cs have demonstrated the ability to securely communicate with other aircraft and ground stations using a Boeing-developed networking system, the company announced Monday. ... more
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Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
Elbit Systems has received a $40 million contract for the advanced C4ISR electronic warfare and communications system for the Brazilian marine corps, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more

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Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
General Dynamics Mission Systems has successfully streamed video more than 62 miles between tactical antennas as part of the Marine Corp-backed Ship-to-Shore Maneuver, Exploration, and Experimentation exercise on April 20. ... more
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Information Assurance: The U.S. Military's Growing Need for What Commercial SATCOM Providers Offer
When the U.S. military began using satellite communications many decades ago, space was a sanctuary. That's no longer the case today. New potential adversaries and a proliferation of non-kinetic tec ... more
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Airbus to carry out a definition study for the ground segment of the Syracuse IV
The French defence procurement agency (Direction Generale de l'Armement) has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract to carry out preparatory studies and definition work for the future ground se ... more
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MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. ... more
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Navy's New Satellite Network to Be Fitted With Advanced Data Transfer Gear
The Comtech EF Data Corporation said in a statement on Tuesday it will install advanced interface data transfer gear on US Navy warships, submarines and some shore facilities. The move is part ... more
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U.S. Marine Corps tests WiFi system at its air stations
The Marine Corps is setting up a pilot program to install Wi-Fi in its aviation hangars. The first such system started information at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina in January. ... more
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World's Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business
Today is the grand opening of the Colosseum. We are not referring here to the storied concrete Colosseum in Rome, which was completed in 80 A.D. and remains famous for its ancient gladiatorial spect ... more
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Thales supplying Denmark with communications system
Denmark and Thales have signed a framework agreement for the Nordic country to acquire the company's SOTAS communication system for military vehicles. ... more

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Pentagon urges Russia not to hang up military hotline
The Pentagon urged Russia to keep military channels open Friday after Moscow said it was going to hang up a vital hotline established to avoid mishaps between the two powers in Syria. ... more
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US Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries to share space situational awareness (SSA) ... more
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AF announces major changes to space enterprise
The Air Force announced five major organization and management changes to its space enterprise April 4, 2017. "For decades, the men and women of our Air Force delivered effects from space to give ou ... more
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U.K. picks General Dynamics for battlefield communications project
General Dynamics received a $409 million contract from Britain's Defense Ministry to design and develop next-generation battlefield communication systems. ... more
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Battle of the ModRecs Lays Groundwork for Improved Spectrum Management
If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a comp ... more
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Israel taps Elbit Systems for advanced radios
Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a five-year Israeli Ministry of Defense contract for the supply of advanced radio systems. ... more
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Delta IV rocket launches military communications satellite
A Delta IV rocket, carrying a $445 million U.S. military satellite, blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday after a 34-minute delay. ... more
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9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies
Boeing's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite is now in orbit where it will provide the United States and six allied nations with increased communications capabilities to prevent, protect ag ... more
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