Secure Communications News

05 Dec 2018

Data Management for Comprehensive Fuel Management & Compliance

FUELTRAX optimizes uptime and reduce costs with a real-time marine fuel management solution. Solving your emissions and fuel monitoring reporting and compliance headache is what they are all about.In today’s operating environment, it would be an understatement to say that detailed insight into fuel consumption and efficiency is one key to managing marine operations. But, beyond the operational headache of determining where and why you are consuming so much fuel and so quickly, regulatory compliance is also emerging as a fundamental requirement of modern marine operators.

13 Jun 2018

On Patrol with Cutting Edge Technology

(Images courtesy FLIR / Raymarine)

Combat, patrol and first responder craft of all types are increasingly in need of state-of-the-art equipment to get the job done. That’s where FLIR and Raymarine come in.Raymarine products are known around the world for their rugged reliability and tactical advantage. From best-in-class sensors to integrated navigation displays, Raymarine systems enhance multi-agency interoperability for military, law enforcement and first responders. As a trusted supplier to myriad coastal and response vessels, Raymarine offers a comprehensive suite of professional tools.

24 Oct 2014

General Dynamics is Link Govt-level Security to Consumer Smartphone

GD Protected Samsung KNOX Smartphones

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently received the Defense Mobile Classified Capability (DMCC) contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of the contract, General Dynamics will deliver up to 1,000 Samsung KNOX™-enabled Galaxy S® 4 smartphones provisioned with added GD Protected® software for the U.S. government. With these new smartphones, authorized government personnel will be able to make secure phone calls and access classified email. The GD Protected Samsung KNOX smartphones represent an important step toward the government’s Commercial Solutions for Classified initiative.

09 Sep 2014

General Dynamics to Club Information Systems & Technology

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General Dynamics announced today that, following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems. David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group for General Dynamics, said, "This restructuring will make us more efficient, cost-effective and responsive to our customers.

08 Apr 2014

Intellian FleetBroadband Terminals for 38 Containerships

Photo courtesy of Intellian Technologies

Intellian has won the contract to supply Hanjin Shipping of South Korea, with FleetBroadband FB500 terminals for a fleet of 38 container ships. The installation process has already commenced and will be completed by Intellian over the coming months as the ships arrive into port. The FB500 is the largest of Intellian's FleetBroadband product range and provides the fastest and most cost-effective FleetBroadband service available. It is designed specifically for intensive use onboard merchant and offshore vessels using Inmarsat’s I4 satellite, global broadband coverage.

09 Jan 2014

Middle East Maritime Security: Cooperation is the Key Vital

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, transports supplies over the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karl Anderson)

Vice Adm. John Miller, U.S. Navy, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) , spoke to delegates attending the IQPC Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Middle East 2013 conference just after participating in the 8th International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue to discuss the development and implementation of regional security and provided a platform for leaders from more than 30 countries to engage in inter-governmental dialogue on sensitive regional issues.

29 Aug 2012

Beam’s Anti-Piracy Maritime Communication

Oceana 800 Piracy Convert Solution

Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), announces that the satellite piracy solutions for secure communication on board a vessel will be available at the SMM show in Hamburg 4-7 of September. The systems operate with the Inmarsat or Iridium satellite networks. Of growing concerns across the globe are the deadly attacks on commercial and leisure vessels. Beam specialized anti-piracy communication solutions developed for the marine market is certainly addressing this problem.

19 Dec 2011

Astrium Completes Acquisition of Vizada

Astrium completes the  acquisition of Vizada after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals. Vizada is a leading independent provider of global satellite communications services and will be integrated into Astrium Services. This acquisition represents a total consideration of € 673 million and contributes to EADS' strategic Vision 2020. “We are happy to welcome Vizada into the EADS Group, which concludes a successful year for us in terms of acquisitions”, said Marwan Lahoud, Head of EADS Corporate Strategy and Marketing Organisation. According to Eric Béranger, CEO of Astrium Services: “Combining the skills and capabilities of everyone in Vizada and Astrium Services creates a world leading provider of satellite services.

26 Mar 2009

EF Johnson Technologies $1m Task Order

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFJI) announced that its 3e Technologies subsidiary has received a $1m task order against a contract from a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customer. The company announced the $14.9m contract in January. "The task order calls for us to deliver solutions to support the transmission of data, voice and video as part of a DoD maritime application," said Michael Jalbert, president and chief executive officer of EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. "Our rugged wireless devices with integrated DoD approved encryption and authentication techniques for wireless networking are helping to support U.S. forces throughout the world. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

23 Apr 2002

L-3 Reports Good 1Q Results

Amid the doom and gloom which has become revenue reporting season, it is refreshing to note that L-3 Communications reports that first quarter of 2002, sales were $696.8 million, an increase of 50.9% over sales of $461.9 million in the first quarter of 2001. 52.0%. As a percentage of sales, operating income in the 2002 first quarter was 10.2%, compared with 10.1% in the first quarter of 2001. Net income for the 2002 first quarter was $29.3 million, an increase of 106.3% over net income of $14.2 million as reported in the first quarter of 2001. increase of 77.5%. In the 2002 first quarter, diluted shares outstanding increased approximately 15.1% to 41.2 million from 35.8 million in the first quarter of 2001…

01 Nov 2007

ONR Presents Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award

Chief of Naval Research and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) honored the recipient of the 2006 Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science at a ceremony at ONR's headquarters in Arlington, Va., Oct. 30. Rear Adm. William Landay III and ONR honored Dr. Michael F. Shlesinger as the 2006 recipient. The Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award recognizes the significant lifetime achievements in science by individuals who are civilian employees with the Department of the Navy, members of the military service on active duty, or grantees or contractors funded by the Department of the Navy. The award consists of a plaque, a certificate, and $7,500, for government civilians or military personnel.

24 Jul 2007

FL Coast Guard Gets New Boat

The US Coast Guard's Fort Myers Beach station received a 33 foot, special purpose law enforcement craft. The boat purchase is part of a joint program with the Department of Homeland Security. The craft is a 33-foot aluminum mono-hull with a 10-ft. beam and foam collar. It is powered by three 275-hp engines capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots and is capable of operating more than 30 miles from shore. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system and secure communications capability. Coast Guard crews will receive three days of boat familiarization training conducted by SAFE Boats International, as well as shore-based non-compliant vessel pursuit tactics training conducted by CBP. This is the first 33-ft. SPC-LE Sector St. Petersburg has received.

05 May 2006

Saab TransponderTech Wins AIS Orders

Saab TransponderTech received orders from the Prefectura of Argentina to supply Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and other navigation systems, in a move to upgrade coastal surveillance capabilities for coast guard cutters. The contract calls for Saab to provide R4 AIS systems with secure communications software on nine vessels. In addition, Saab will supply Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for three ships. The ECDIS will be integrated with the ships’ AIS installations. Also included is a Saab R4A airborne AIS, which will be integrated with a moving display on a Prefectura helicopter. The systems will be installed and commissioned by America Consulting Group S.A., Saab’s representative in Buenos Aires.

05 May 2006

SaabTranspondertech Wins AIS Orders

Saab TransponderTech has received orders from the Prefectura of Argentina to supply Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and other navigation systems, in a move to upgrade coastal surveillance capabilities for coast guard cutters. The contract calls for Saab to provide R4 AIS systems with secure communications software on nine vessels. In addition, Saab will supply Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for three ships. The ECDIS will be integrated with the ships’ AIS installations. Also included is a Saab R4A airborne AIS, which will be integrated with a moving display on a Prefectura helicopter. The systems will be installed and commissioned by America Consulting Group S.A., Saab’s representative in Buenos Aires.

15 Nov 2005

Navy Selects Telephonics System

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation announced a contract award from the U.S. Navy to manufacture, integrate and install its newest digital audio intercommunication system for forty-seven of the Navy's P-3C Orion aircraft. The Naval Air System Command selected Telephonics Corporation under its P-3 Critical Obsolescence Program as the aircraft intercommunication system integrator and supplier of its Secure Digital Intercommunication system. Telephonics will supply the digital intercom, design, integrate and manufacture the aircraft installation kits and manage the installation for the fleet upgrade under the contract. The contract is valued in excess of $20 million.

02 Jul 2003

EMS Enters the SatCom Fray

Advances in communication services for ships and boats is expanding rapidly, keeping pace with development cycles of landside installations. Last autumn, Inmarsat unveiled Fleet F55 and Fleet F33, the two new members of the Fleet family designed to meet the communication needs of small to medium-sized vessels. Earlier this year, EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., entered the maritime market with it pedigree of land-based communication solution expertise. At NorShipping in Oslo, the company announced that it has received full Inmarsat type-approval for its new Fleet 55 Maritime satellite terminal. EMS Technologies is a $310 million company with 1,800 employees worldwide. In 1968, Dr. John E.

06 Aug 2001

GD To Acquire Division of Motorola For $825 Million

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. on Monday said it agreed to acquire a division of wireless technology giant Motorola Inc. for $825 million, in a move to strengthen its communications and information technology operations. The deal, which is expected to close in 60 days, would enhance General Dynamics' earnings immediately, the Falls Church, Va.-based company said. It is buying Motorola's Integrated Information Systems Group (IISG) based in Scottsdale, Ariz., which provides defense and other government customers with technologies, products and systems for secure communications and integrated communication systems. The business would become part of General Dynamics' Information Systems and Technology group.

03 Jun 2003

EMS SATCOM Fleet 55 Satellite Terminal Gains Type Approval

Following a rigorous program of beta testing and evaluation on a number of vessels from various market segments, EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., has received full Inmarsat type approval for its new Fleet 55 Maritime satellite terminal. The Fleet 55 terminal provides global voice services, as well as 64kbits/s Mobile ISDN (including G-3 fax at 14.4kbps, or full-blown G-4 fax) and Mobile Packet Data. It supports a comprehensive selection of interfaces, including ISDN, X.21, RS449, RS232, and two RJ11 ports, as well as optional STUIIB/III service for reliable secure communications.

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