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Reaching key objectives more quickly than ever before

Reaching key objectives more quickly than ever before

Comtech has a significant focus and investment in cybersecurity solutions and capabilities. The result is a range of applications and capabilities that run the gamut from secure networking to Comtech’s next-gen high-speed TRANSEC card. With modernization a top priority for the US Department of Defense (DoD), Comtech is committed to enabling government agencies and defense forces to reach those key objectives more quickly than ever before. Daniel Gizinski, President of Comtech Satellite Network Technologies, Inc. details the company’s strategy for ensuring those users have secure satcom solutions that are failsafe and easy to use.

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Prime sustainability

Prime sustainability

The combined market cap of the top five Prime contractors in the US is close to US$500 billion which provides some idea of just how big their environmental footprint is. All five companies—Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics—currently have environmental stewardship and social responsibility woven into their business practices. What’s more, they provide the world with a detailed overview of their accomplishments and long-term goals on a yearly basis in the form of an annual Sustainability or Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) report. We share some of the highlights from the 2021 reports and invite you to take a close look at them on our website.

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Adaptability is key for secure comms

Adaptability is key for secure comms

ST Engineering iDirect is a seasoned developer of communications technology who was present at MilSatCom 2021 to engage with defense agencies in the interest of providing the best in secure communications. We spoke to, Dave Davis, the company’s Global Government Technical Director about how they plan to respond to the evolving requirements of cyber-integrated warfare and keep communications reliable.

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

Space crash

Space crash

Many have regarded space as being above the ups and downs of Earthly politics, and for good reason. Since the creation of the International Space Station (ISS) and the 1998 signing of Space Station Treaty by the United States, the European Union, Canada, Japan, and Russia, astronauts and cosmonauts have worked side by side on scientific experiments and technological advances that have benefited Earth’s inhabitants. However, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has now jeopardized not only the balance of power aboard the ISS, but also the multi-national satellite and space industry itself.

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

The future of battlespace C4ISR

The future of battlespace C4ISR

Several key elements are driving C4ISR capabilities forward in today’s ever evolving and increasingly complex battlespace. They include spectrum and platform availability, the use of secure frequencies, and increased reliance on unmanned platforms.

Colin Waite, UK Business Development Manager at Enterprise Control Systems

Colin Waite, UK Business Development Manager at Enterprise Control Systems

Adaptability is key for secure comms

Adaptability is key for secure comms

ST Engineering iDirect is a seasoned developer of communications technology who was present at MilSatCom 2021 to engage with defense agencies in the interest of providing the best in secure communications. We spoke to, Dave Davis, the company’s Global Government Technical Director about how they plan to respond to the evolving requirements of cyber-integrated warfare and keep communications reliable.

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

War and disaster are an unfortunate staple of our news cycles. In such times of hardship, the mission critical communications that connect aid workers can be the only hope of the victims of catastrophe. With exclusive comment from Najwa Natalie Ayoub, Market Development Manager for Government and the UN-NGO/Relief Sector at Thuraya, we take a look at the sector.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

Carol Craig, a self-described “astropreneur” and unconventional CEO, was the first female owner-founder of a space company, Sidus Space, to put her organization on the NASDAQ earlier this year. Her company strives to provide development solutions for space industries, as well as a modular satellite-as-a-service model in their LizzieSat platform.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

The missing digital thread that will redefine military equipment support

The missing digital thread that will redefine military equipment support

Military organizations invested heavily in technology and supporting software to manage weapons platforms and in-house IT infrastructure; however, data collection, analytics and execution have so far fallen behind the digital curve. It is this digital thread for data-driven equipment, logistics, and support that will develop and drive change in 2022—with serviced equipment support up by 10 percent, a four-fold increase in naval digitization, and sustainment of unmanned systems that are set to grow in usage by one-third.

Matt Medley, Industry Director, Defence Manufacturing, IFS

Matt Medley, Industry Director, Defence Manufacturing, IFS

Lowering barriers and unlocking compatibility

Lowering barriers and unlocking compatibility

Isotropic Systems has had a series of announcements in pursuit of a better standard of compatibility across communications. With ST Engineering iDirect, Teledyne, and Spacebridge collaborations already under their belt, they plan to simplify communication flexibility even further in mission-critical fields. Brian Billman, Chief Marketing Officer explains Isotropic Systems’ approach.

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Associate Editor, Global Military Communications

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

Dragonfly, a specialist security intelligence firm, helps organisations stay a step ahead of security and crisis risks. We spoke with the company’s newly appointed Head of Advisory, Cvete Koneska, to get her opinion on the risks facing the satellite and space industries now that sanctions have been placed against Russia.

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

Satellite communications (satcoms) are increasingly critical for global security, prosperity, and competitiveness amongst nations. They’ve become a priceless tool for defence, security, humanitarian and emergency response, and diplomatic communications. It is of paramount importance for any national defence or multi-national government satcom strategy to take into consideration the innovations happening in space and on the ground to ensure an operational edge.

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect