From: Via Satellite
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Using Milsatcom and Comsatcom Efficiently
Date: Mon May 12 19:31:47 MDT 2014

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Making More Efficient Use of Milsatcom and Comsatcom

Much of the satellite communications (satcom) capability the U.S. military uses today is provided by commercial satellites. The U.S. Defense Information Agency (DISA) reports that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) currently spends arround $1 billion every year… READ MORE » Facebook Twitter More...

Acquiring Satellite Communications in Tight Times Congress acknowledges the need for new acquisition approaches for DoD’s procurement of critical satellite communications capability. In the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, lawmakers encouraged new acquisition models that both reduce cost for this capability and help to reduce the risk of not having sufficient satellite communications where and when the military needs it. VIDEO: Government and Industry Leaders Collaborate on SATCOM Reform

​Executive Q&A

SES GS Exec Warns of Looming Challenges From Spot-Market Dependence

The United States military is seeking to curtail its spending, but its need for greater bandwidth is increasing, not unlike the commercial sector. SES Government Solutions provides commercial satellite services to the United States through a constellation of 56 geostationary satellites. At the helm is President and…
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Industry News


Harris Received $133 Million CBSP ULV Contract from US Navy

Harris has been awarded an eight-year $133 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide shipboard terminals that give access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications. Harris will provide up to 120 terminals, on top of the 70 that were already provided… READ MORE » Facebook Twitter More...

Comtech Receives $3.1 Million Satellite Modem Order from US Army

Comtech’s Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data, received a $3.1 million order from the U.S. Army’s Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) for SLM 5650A Satellite Modems. The modems support data rates from 8 kbps to 155 Mbps and symbol rates from 32 ksps to 64 Msps.… READ MORE » Facebook Twitter More...

Orbcomm, Savi Receive RFID-IV Contract From DoD

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Savi Technology, a partner company of Orbcomm, with a five-year contract as the sole provider to the $204 million RFID-IV program. The DoD set a $102 million cap for Savi to provide… READ MORE » Facebook Twitter More...

General Dynamics Opens MUOS Radio Testing Laboratory

General Dynamics C4 Systems opened one of two United States Navy-approved laboratories that support radio terminal testing for the Multiple User Objective System (MUOS) space-ground network. Companies that desire to use the lab must receive approval from the Navy’s Communications Satellite Program office, PMW… READ MORE » Facebook Twitter More...