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August 18, 2016
Two ViaSat network encryptors now NSA-certified
Carlsbad, Calif. (UPI) Aug 11, 2016
Two ViaSat network encryptors recently received U.S. National Security Agency certification, the company announced Wednesday. The NSA certification allows U.S. government organizations to purchase the encryptors, the company said in a statement. The KG-250XS weighs about 10 ounces and delivers 20 Mbps speeds, making it ideal for top secret and sensitive compartmented information applications that have size and weight constraints such as telecommuting, flyaway kits, executive communicatio ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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GenDyn to improve U.S. Navy digital modular radio
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L-3 Communications gets $216 million U.S. Army aircraft contract modification
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Raytheon developing next-gen airborne communications
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N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

N. Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

China Communist party expels 'insatiable' statistics chief

N. Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

Japan holds live fire drills at Mt Fuji

Russia launches large snap military drills

Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'

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Rethinking the Space Environment in a Globalized World
Globalization has made the world a smaller place, with people, goods and services crossing borders with ease unimagined by earlier generations. Much of this globalization is enabled by space-based c ... more
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What Industry Can Teach the DoD About Innovation
In a recent Washington Post story, Lexington Institute defense consultant Loren Thompson talked about the daunting task the U.S. Department of Defense faces in its quest for a "Third Offset" strateg ... more
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New Class of RPAs Well Suited to a Variety of Government Uses
Just as Intelsat is launching its new generation of Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites, a new type of small remotely piloted aircraft (sUAS) is being outfitted with beyond-line-of-sight SATC ... more
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MUOS-5 Transfer Maneuver Temporarily Halted, Parked In Safe Orbit
The fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite, which successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 on June 24, was projected to reach its geosynchronous orbit and enter its test l ... more
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SES Government Solutions Secures Contract for Thule Tracking Station DS3 Service
SES Government Solutions (SES GS) has been awarded the Thule Tracking Station Digital Signal 3 (DS3) Service Contract to continue to provide the U.S. Government with critical communications capabili ... more
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How to Improve Enterprise Ground Services for Space
Recently, I wrote about the push to improve Air Force Space Command's Enterprise Ground Services (EGS). EGS is not a new kind of ground system or acquisition program - it's a new approach to satelli ... more
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Testing Confirms Intelsat EpicNG Delivers a Whole New Ballgame
As a retired Army Signal Officer, I understand how critical satellite connectivity is to accomplishing the mission. I've also experienced how frustrating bandwidth constraints can be in the field. A ... more
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MUOS-5 secure communications satellite responding to ground control
Naval Spacecraft Operations Control facility here is talking with the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite in space after its successful launch this morning. Built by Lockheed Marti ... more
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MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24
The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS-5, here on Friday, June 24, aboard a United Launch Alliance ... more
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MUOS-5 satellite on launch countdown
The fifth Mobile User Objective System, or MUOS-5, communications satellite for the U.S. Navy is on countdown for launch Friday morning. ... more
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MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite Encapsulated for June 24 Launch
The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing on June 4. It is scheduled to launch June ... more
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Saab debuts Giraffe 1X antenna at Eurosatory
Saab will present the mounted, very-short-range Giraffe 1X antenna at this week's Eurosatory defense expo, the company announced Tuesday. ... more
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Thales debuts new Synaps combat radio system
Thales Group is unveiling Synaps, a broadband tactical software-defined radio family, at the Eurosatory defense exhibition this week, the company said. ... more
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Air Force receives Rockwell Collins receivers
Rockwell Collins has delivered 1,400 Remote Secure Receivers to the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations and Air Combat commands as part of a follow-on order, the company announced Monday. ... more
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UK Looking to Design Next-Gen Military Satellites
The United Kingdom's space-based military communications system is aging and a new replacement fleet of satellites could be chosen in the coming weeks. Before being used to refer to the artifi ... more
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Airbus DS to provide German armed forces with satcomm services for the next 7 years
Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract worth 113.8 million euros by the procurement agency of German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) to provide commercial satellite communication services until ... more
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L-3 Communications to open new facility in Canada
L-3 Communications Holdings has announced plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Canada. ... more
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Elbit contracted for tactical communications systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is to supply advanced tactical communications systems to an unidentified European country, the Israeli company reports. ... more
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SpeedCast to build ground station for X-band Satcom Services in Asia-Pacific
SpeedCast International has announced that it has partnered with one of the largest global Defence companies, Airbus Defence and Space, to design, build and provide onsite management for the ground ... more
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Airbus Defence and Space opens a ground station in Australia for its Skynet military satellite
A brand new purpose built satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide, to land Airbus Defence and Space's Skynet secure military satellite communications. The Australian facility exten ... more
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Navy orders additional Digital Modular Radios
General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver Digital Modular Radios to the U.S. Navy for use on surface vessels and submarines. ... more
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How the Marriage of Third Offset, Better Buying Power Affects Industry
The value the U.S. Department of Defense places on space was apparent last year in standing up the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) as the first working element of the de ... more
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Industry Wants to Ensure the Warfighter Is Always Supported
On April 12th in a darkened room at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. John Hyten prefaced his talk to the 32nd Space Symposium with a short, stark video. Its theme: This is how much the warfighte ... more
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SES Enables Danish Defence Wideband Global Satcom System Connectivity
SES S.A. reports it will provide two anchor stations for the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO). Under the agreement, SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES ... more
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