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November 27, 2014
GenDyn Canada contracted to connect military to WGS system
Ottawa (UPI) Nov 14, 2014
General Dynamics Canada is building a network of antenna anchor stations for the Canadian military's access to the Wideband Global Satellite system. The WGS system is a constellation of communications satellites that provides extra bandwidth for deployed military forces. Canada has signed on for the U.S. and Australian program. "The sophisticated sensors and information technologies used by modern militaries require access to high-bandwidth communication channels," said David Ibbetson, v ... read more

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