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December 08, 2017
Government outsourcing disrupts space as SatComm services commercialised
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
In the past couple of years, we have seen a steady reduction in the costs of manufacturing and launching communications satellites. Smaller satellites built for low-earth orbit, standard satellite designs, reusable rockets, and launch vehicles capable of delivering multiple satellites per mission have combined to make space more affordable for new users, allowing more and more governments to make space a vital part of the communications strategy. The number of countries and commercial enterprises owning ... read more

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A better way for governments to acquire the latest in satellite technologies
New technology such as high-throughput satellites (HTS) have transformed space architecture and invigorated what had been a predictable global market. Countries of all sizes want to leverage the cap ... more
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Joint Hellas-Sat-4 and SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite ready for environmental tests
Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California facility to undergo critical environmental te ... more
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Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades
U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades that train and organize coalition forces are to be equipped with Harris Corporation communications systems. ... more
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US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Sat ... more
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SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
SES announced that the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Future Satellite Communications Service Acquisition (FCSA) program has awarded SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary ... more
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16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
More than 1,800 unclassified spacecraft are being tracked as they orbit earth, according to Space-tracl.org, the public data base for such items. They are communicating with receivers on the ground ... more
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First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Israel Aerospace Industries and its Elta subsidiary have received their first order for their satellite communication terminal with conformal electronic-steered antenna for fighter jets. ... more
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NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has uncovered a direct link between sample quality and the degree of valley polarization in monolayer transition m ... more

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Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines
Harris Corporation has received a five-year U.S. Navy single-award contract to supply tactical radios to the Navy and Marine Corps. ... more
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SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
SES reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Government Solutions (SES GS), has won several key contracts to provide critically important managed network services leveraging SES's unique high t ... more
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L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Hawkeye III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals are being provided to the U.S. Air National Guard by L3 Technologies. ... more
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Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Harris Corporation will develop and deliver an integrated tactical communications network to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. ... more
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Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd has announced an extension of the SlingShot sales partnership with Airbus. SlingShot is a cost-effective solution that enables secure BLOS COTM (Beyond Line Of Sight Communica ... more
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Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
Airbus has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a demonstrator for the future European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme. Supported by the European ... more
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Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. ... more
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Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
An industry team led by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated their Low Cost Terminal with an orbiting communications satellite. ... more

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New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity
Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise dete ... more
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Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ... more
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The Radio Frequency Spectrum plus Machine Learning = equal A New Wave in Radio Technology
The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, vi ... more
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ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more
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Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
E-8C Joint Stars aircraft of the U.S. Air Force are to receive a radio terminal upgrade from Northrop Grumman, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
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Army orders Falcon III HMS radios from Harris
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events. ... more
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SES Government Solutions lands additional MEO Beam task order with DoD
SES Government Solutions has signed a five-year task order with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Under the agreement, an additional satellite beam will enable access to real-time information fo ... more
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Rockwell Collins to support avionics for 160th 'Night Stalkers' aviation regiment
Rockwell Collins has received a $30.7 million contract for avionics repair and maintenance work in support of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment operations. ... more
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