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October 24, 2014
Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar
Paris (UPI) Oct 21, 2014
The military forces of Qatar are receiving a satellite communications system and network operations center from Thales. The monetary value of the award and the performance timeline for the work were not disclosed but Thales said its communications system would be supplied on a turnkey basis. "Satellite communication systems are an important component of a military force's voice and data communications capability in the theater of operations," Thales said. "The military satcom network com ... read more

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Northrop Grumman Debuts Low-Cost Terminals To Protect US Warfighters
Delivering on its commitment to protect the nation's warfighters with secure, affordable satellite communications in an increasing threat environment, Northrop Grumman (NOC) will feature three varia ... more
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'Space bubbles' may have aided enemy in fatal Afghan battle
In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, military officers in Bagram, Afghanistan desperately radioed a Chinook helicopter headed for the snowcapped peak of Takur Ghar. On board were 21 men, dep ... more
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Space control Airmen ensure constant communication
Air Force Space Command's 16th Space Control Squadron in partnership with the Air Force Reserve Command's 380th SPCS is responsible for ensuring the Defense Department has uninterrupted global satel ... more
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Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors
The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces again dismissed US media rumors of a Russian military satellite allegedly exploding above the United States. "These statements are yet another attempt to f ... more
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Harris Corporation supplying radios to Air Force Special Operations Command
The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command has given the Harris Corporation an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for tactical radios. ... more
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Harris Corporation supply Falcon III RF-340M radios to U.S. military
Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radios, which provide enhanced command-and-control, have been ordered from Harris Corporation by the U.S. military. ... more
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Middle East entity orders Harris tactical radios
Tactical radios for voice and high-bandwidth data communications have been ordered from Harris Corporation by an unidentified customer in the Middle East. ... more
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FirstNet-related Tactical LTE Communications System at Urban Shield Exercise
At Urban Shield 2014, Mutualink, Sonim and Oceus will participate in a FirstNet-related deployment of an Enhanced System on Wheels (ESOW). The exercise will give public safety officials in northern ... more
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Intelsat General Extends Contract to Provide Satellite Capacity to Forces in Afghanistan
Intelsat General has confirmed that it had received a one-year contract renewal for satellite capacity from DRS Technologies, one of several previously referenced renewals that were received in the ... more
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UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications
The United Arab Emirates has ordered data link hardware and software components from Tactical Communications Group for its armed forces. ... more
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Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification
The U.S. National Security Agency has given its Type-1 certification for Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radio. ... more
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Saudis seek to upgrade AWAC planes
U.S. allies are asking the United States for modernization of airborne warning and control aircraft and procurement of air-to-air missiles. ... more
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General Hyten takes control of AFSPC
General John E. Hyten became the 16th commander of Air Force Space Command, in a change-of-command ceremony, replacing General William L. Shelton. General Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff ... more
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RRC supports Navy's Satellite Communications Facility in Virginia
The U.S. Navy has tapped a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation to operate and maintain a satellite communications facility under a firm-fixed-price contract. ... more
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ADS will bid for USAF order for commercial satellite bandwidth
Airbus Defense and Space has ben awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite- quantiy (IDIQ) contract o provide services related to hosting United States Air Force communications systems onboard comm ... more
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Communications system used in Afghanistan gets Northrop support
The U.S. Air Force has exercised a contract option with Northrop Grumman for operational support of a battlefield communications system. ... more
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US looks to Japan space program to close Pacific communications gap
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U.S. government using commercial Inmarsat 5 satellite
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AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch
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Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative
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Harris receives order for new tactical radios
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Third MUOS satellite heads for final checkout
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Saab reports U.S. Army order for radio systems
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