Northrop Grumman Wins $200 million EGI Navigation System Contract

January 25, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $200 million contract for the Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System (EGI). The contract for the acquisition and sustainment will consist of platform integration, modernization, diminishing manufacturing sources, flight test support, technical support following integration efforts, training, engineering support/studies, contractor depot repair, spares,...

US Navy Receive General Dynamics MUOS Ground Stations

January 24, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

General Dynamics delivered three ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to the US Navy. The MUOS ground stations act like cell phone switches, receiving radio calls relayed through MUOS satellites from service members around the globe and connecting them to ground-based Department of Defense communication networks in...

Lockheed Martin Complete Geospatial Intelligence Capability Operation

January 22, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

Lockheed Martin has completed Tranche 1 of the Field Deployable geospatial intelligence (FDG) under PICASSO programme, and the system has been declared with Initial Operating Capability (IOC) by the UK Ministry of Defence. The PICASSO programme provides strategic to tactical level mapping and digital geographic information and imagery derived intelligence to...

BAE Systems Wins $79 Million DARPA Insight Programme Contract

January 17, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

BAE Systems has won a $79 million contract to work on phase two of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Insight programme. The contract allows the company to mature the Insight system by adding capabilities to integrate information from space, air, sea, and ground sensors, human reports and intelligence...

Northrop Grumman Wins GPS-Challenged Navigation Systems Contract

January 16, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a phase three navigation system related contract from the U.S

Fifth MUOS Satellite Completes Assembly

January 14, 2014 @ 07:44 AM

Lockheed Martins fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for the U.S

STPSAT-3 Operations Handed Over To USAF

January 13, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Ball Aerospace announced today that operational control of the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3) has been handed over to the U.S

Thales, Astrium Team Up For Ariane 5 ME Contract

January 6, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Thales has signed a contract with Astrium, prime contractor for the Ariane 5 ME (Midlife Evolution) launcher, for the development of the control electronics on the upper-stage Vinci engine steering system. Scheduled to make its first flight in mid-2018, Ariane 5 ME is a higher performance version of Europe's Ariane 5 launch vehicle

Lockheed Martin GEO-2 SBIRS Satellite Certified For Operations

December 20, 2013 @ 09:23 AM

The US Air Force (USAF) has certified the second Lockheed Martin-built geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO-2) space-based infrared system (SBIRS) satellite for operation. The acceptance by the Air Force Space Command (AFSC) comes eight months after the satellite's launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, on 19 March 2013

Lockheed Martin Wins $200 Million GPS III Contract

December 17, 2013 @ 07:51 AM

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Astrium To Supply More Ariane Launchers Worth €2 Billion

December 16, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

Astrium has won a contract worth more than €2 billion for 18 additional Ariane 5 ECA launchers with Thales selected to supply 23 electronic equipments for each launcher. These latest Ariane 5 launchers, which follow an order for 35 launchers in 2009 (PB batch), will be launched from 2017 onwards

Brazil Establishes SGDC Government Communications Satellite System

December 13, 2013 @ 09:46 AM

Thales has been selected by Brazil in order to play a key role in its space development plans and meeting the Ministry of Defense's strategic further requirements. Thales Alenia Space announced today a contract signed with Visiona (a joint venture between Embraer and Telebras) for the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) program