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Inmarsat Receives $18 Million for Broadband Global Area Network

August 16, 2010
By George Seffers

Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Limited, London, England, is being awarded an $18 million contract to develop and certify a transceiver terminal for the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service provided by the I-4 constellation that is capable of operation from onboard a low earth orbit satellite; make appropriate modifications to the BGAN network to support space-based terminal equipment; support the integration of the space-based BGAN terminal with a government demonstration satellite; and support the on-orbit connectivity via the BGAN network for the demonstration satellite mission. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

TeleCommunication Systems to Provide SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment and Maintenance

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., has received a $9.8 million order for support equipment and maintenance of Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) very small aperture terminal satellite systems.  The order is valued at nearly $10 million if all options are exercised. The U.S. Army project manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Commercial Satellite Terminal program is funding the procurements through the Army's $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract vehicle.

Integral Systems Receives $13 Million Contract Due to Space Vehicle Launch Delays

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

Integral Systems, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, was awarded a contract modification of more than $13 million, which will extend the contract for the command and control system-consolidated program by one year to accommodate launch delays on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Space Vehicles 1, 2 and 3. Space & Missiles System Center, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting office.

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