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April 21, 2014
NGC Ships Payload Module For 4th Advanced EHF Protected ComSat
Redondo Beach CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2014
Northrop Grumman has continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor. Complex phased array and nulling antennas, along with the advanced crosslinks, will be shipped later this year to complete payload delivery a full six months early. The payload module contains the processing, routing and c ... read more

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