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L3-Harris, Raytheon Net $1B for Anti-Jam SATCOM Software

March 28, 2020 @ 08:32 AM

The Pentagon has awarded L3-Harris and Raytheon $500 million each to develop anti-jam communications software — called the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) used in military satellites. “Raytheon and L3-Harris have each been awarded a $500 million contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37

US Space Force to Launch AEHF-6 for Protected SATCOMs

March 26, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

The US Space Force and Lockheed Martin will launch the sixth and the final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite on March 26. “The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications satellite is encapsulated in its protective fairings and mounted atop its rocket in preparation for...

US Space Force Gets Satellite Jammer

March 18, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

The US Space Force has received a portable, ground-based communications jammer to temporarily block satellite transmissions. The Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10

Lockheed Awarded $240M to Develop Prototype Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload

March 10, 2020 @ 02:18 AM

The US Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base awarded Lockheed Martin $240 million to develop a prototype payload for its new Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) system. PTS is a next-generation capability connecting warfighters with agile and jam-resistant satellite communications (SATCOM)

Northrop to Produce Protected Tactical SATCOM Payload for US Space Force

February 25, 2020 @ 09:16 AM

The United States Space Forces Space and Missile Systems Center has asked Northrop Grumman to develop a Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) rapid prototype payload for on-orbit demonstration of assured tactical communications. “Partnering with the Space Force, our team will demonstrate rapid prototyping by developing and delivering a PTS payload to enhance...

Russian GLONASS Satellites Guided Iranian Missiles to US Target in Iraq

January 21, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

Iran used Russian GLONASS satellites to navigate its missiles while striking United States military bases in Iraq. The use of satellite guidance enabled precision strike on January 8- said to be with an accuracy of 10 meters- which has surprised US and Israeli specialists, Israeli news site, Debka File reported on Monday

Lockheed Launches First Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking

January 18, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Lockheed Martin has launched Pony Express 1 mission as a hosted payload on Tyvak-0129, a next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft, to enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications. "Early on-orbit data show Pony Express 1 is performing its important pathfinding mission very well

Boeing Delivers World’s Most Powerful Rocket’s Core Stage to NASA

January 9, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

Boeing on Tuesday delivered the core stage of NASAs first Space Launch System (SLS) deep space exploration rocket, moving it out of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the agencys Pegasus barge. NASA will transport the SLS core stage to its Stennis Space Center in Bay St

Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM

January 6, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

Images sent by Western satellites of Tinsukia Railway station where a rake had been lying below the surface was confused for an Indian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The images of the rake sent from sparsely populated Tinsukia hamlet, located in the Assam state close to the Indian border, piqued the curiosity of international satellites including US Landsat 8 that mistook it to be a secret, concealed mobile ICBM that India had been developing,

Northrop To Setup Satellite System to Track Advanced Missile Threats

December 3, 2019 @ 05:31 AM

Northrop Grumman has been selected to set up a satellite system to track advanced missile threats under Missile Defense Agencys (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program. “Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected as one of four Other Transaction Authority awards for the Phase IIa Prototype Payload Design and Signal-chain Processing Demonstration of the MDAs HBTSS program,” Northrop said in a

Lockheed Wins $3.33Bn to Support Military Communication Satellites

November 16, 2019 @ 05:23 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $3.33 billion to support Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), Milstar and other satellites meant to relay secure communications for the armed forces of United States, Britain, Canada, Netherlands and Australia

ISRO To Build Indian Navy's Second Satellite For $230M

July 24, 2019 @ 04:21 PM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will build a new communication-cum-surveillance satellite for the country's naval force after the two parties inked a $230.3 million (INR 1589 Crore) deal last month, the Indian media have reported