Globecomm, DRS, L-3 Win Navy Spawar Orders

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Globecomm Systems of Hauppauge, N.Y., DRS Technical Services of Herndon, Va., and L-3 Communications’ 3Di Technologies division of Hanover, Md., will provide satellite communications network equipment and related services to the U.S. Navy under contracts with a combined potential value of $85 million over the next five years, the Pentagon announced July 9.

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U.S. Navy’s MUOS Satellite Completes On-orbit Testing

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The U.S. Navy’s first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite is on track to enter service in August following completion of on-orbit testing in late June, the satellite’s prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, announced on July 17.

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Comtech Subsidiary Faces Layoffs after Navy Cancels JMAPS

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PARIS — Satellite communications hardware builder Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said near-term outlook for its AeroAstro microsatellite division is in doubt with the cancellation of a U.S. Navy program that had been the division’s showcase project.

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Atlas 5 Lofts U.S. Navy’s First MUOS Satellite into Orbit
Disruption of Intelsat Service for U.S. Navy Was Short Lived
Rep. Giffords’ Astronaut Spouse, Mark Kelly, Retiring from NASA and the Navy

U.S. Navy Paying More for Solid Rocket Motors

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The U.S. Navy next year will pay 85 percent more for the solid rocket motors that power its Trident 2 D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles in part due to the cancellation of NASA’s Constellation program, a Navy official told lawmakers April 6.

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U.S. Navy Paying More for Solid Rocket Motors

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The U.S. Navy next year will pay 85 percent more for the solid rocket motors that power its Trident 2 D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles in part due to the cancellation of NASA’s Constellation program, a Navy official told lawmakers April 6.

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Navy Awards Iridium $13M for Tactical Comm Work

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Iridium Communications of McLean, Va., said March 14 it had received a $13.4 million contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Dahlgren Division in Virginia to expand the range and number of hand-held push-to-talk radios the so-called Netted Iridium can accommodate.

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U.S. Navy Sub Test Fires Lockheed-built Missile

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A U.S. Navy submarine floating beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean fired an unarmed Trident D5 strategic missile, marking the 135th consecutive successful test flight of the Lockheed Martin-built weapon since 1989.

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Lockheed Gets Navy Order for a Fifth MUOS Satellite

Astrotech Wins Navy MUOS Pre-launch Work

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Astrotech Corp. of Austin, Texas, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to provide payload processing for a satellite communications system set to begin launching in 2012, the company announced Jan. 7.

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Japanese Navy Test Fires SM-3 Missile Interceptor

U.S. Navy Orders Satellite Terminals from Raytheon

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Raytheon Network Centric Systems of McKinney, Texas, was awarded the first increment of a contract that could be worth as much as $1 billion over five years to provide secure satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy, according to an Oct. 18 Raytheon press release.

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ViaSat Gets $5.5 Million Order for U.S. Navy Communication Terminals

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ViaSat Inc. has received a $5.5 million order from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego for tactical radio system terminals and spares, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company announced in a Sept. 27 press release.

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