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November 23, 2017
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), configured one of MU ... read more

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SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract
SES announced that the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Future Satellite Communications Service Acquisition (FCSA) program has awarded SES Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary ... more
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16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications
More than 1,800 unclassified spacecraft are being tracked as they orbit earth, according to Space-tracl.org, the public data base for such items. They are communicating with receivers on the ground ... more
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First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system
Israel Aerospace Industries and its Elta subsidiary have received their first order for their satellite communication terminal with conformal electronic-steered antenna for fighter jets. ... more
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NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has uncovered a direct link between sample quality and the degree of valley polarization in monolayer transition m ... more
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Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines
Harris Corporation has received a five-year U.S. Navy single-award contract to supply tactical radios to the Navy and Marine Corps. ... more
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SES GS to Provide More MEO-enabled SATCOM Solutions for U.S. Government
SES reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, SES Government Solutions (SES GS), has won several key contracts to provide critically important managed network services leveraging SES's unique high t ... more
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L3 satellite terminals for Air National Guard
Hawkeye III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals are being provided to the U.S. Air National Guard by L3 Technologies. ... more
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Asia-Pacific nation orders Harris communications gear, network
Harris Corporation will develop and deliver an integrated tactical communications network to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced this week. ... more

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Spectra Airbus SlingShot Partnership Extension
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd has announced an extension of the SlingShot sales partnership with Airbus. SlingShot is a cost-effective solution that enables secure BLOS COTM (Beyond Line Of Sight Communica ... more
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Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme
Airbus has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a demonstrator for the future European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme. Supported by the European ... more
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Northrop awarded contract for support of Air Force communications system
The U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system will continue to receive aircraft maintenance and logistics support from Northrop Grumman. ... more
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Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
An industry team led by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated their Low Cost Terminal with an orbiting communications satellite. ... more
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New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity
Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise dete ... more
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Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ... more
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The Radio Frequency Spectrum plus Machine Learning = equal A New Wave in Radio Technology
The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, vi ... more
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ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more

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Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
E-8C Joint Stars aircraft of the U.S. Air Force are to receive a radio terminal upgrade from Northrop Grumman, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
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Army orders Falcon III HMS radios from Harris
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events. ... more
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SES Government Solutions lands additional MEO Beam task order with DoD
SES Government Solutions has signed a five-year task order with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Under the agreement, an additional satellite beam will enable access to real-time information fo ... more
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Rockwell Collins to support avionics for 160th 'Night Stalkers' aviation regiment
Rockwell Collins has received a $30.7 million contract for avionics repair and maintenance work in support of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment operations. ... more
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New combat survival radio by General Dynamics
A new combat survival radio for downed military pilots, air crew and isolated personnel, has been introduced by General Dynamics Mission Systems. ... more
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82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. ... more
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North Dakota UAS Training Center Depends on IGC Satellite Connectivity
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military's operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board ... more
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Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
Northrop Grumman has received a $170 million contract from the Australian Defense Force for a ground station for it's military satellite communications program, the company announced on Monday. ... more
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