Russia is planning to commission about ten new satellites and build five radars to upgrade the missile attack warning system by 2020. "Within the framework of efforts to upgrade the missile attack warning system, five high factory readiness radars Voronezh are to be built and some ten satellites of the integrated space system of missile launch identification and combat control will be put in orbit," the Aerospace Forces first deputy commander, Pavel Kurachenko, told TASS Tuesday
Alpha Design Technologies (ADTL), a manufacturer and technology service provider, has signed a contract with Indias space agency for assembly, integration and testing of IRNSS satellites. In the next two years, Alpha Design Technologies, with the help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be investing in creating, an ultra-modern satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing and qualification facilities, with a view to independently supply four to five regional navigation satellite systems to ISRO, the company announced today
Raytheon is making headway with its delayed work on new ground control stations for next-generation GPS satellites. During the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California, Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall confirmed that the company's work on ground control stations is progressing
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) plans to launch Kirameki-2 satellite, one of the three military satellites to replace civil analogues currently in use for communication between Japanese military units. The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch its first satellite into orbit on January 24, 2017, to improve military communications infrastructure amid North Korea nuclear and military threats, Sputnik cited local media quoting unnamed military source as saying Friday
Lockheed Martin built fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite has reached orbit, deploying its solar arrays and antennas. The satellite system, which is built for US navy, is beginning pre-operational, on-orbit testing, the company announced today
South Korea plans to lease a reconnaissance satellite most likely from Israel to self obtain information on North Koreas military activities. Israel uses its spy satellites mainly to monitor Middle East regions, it may be practical for South Korea to secure operating rights during periods when the satellite passes over the Korean peninsula
United Launch Services has been awarded an $860 million contract for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. Contractor will provide launch capability options, including launch capability, mission integration, base and range support, maintenance commodities, Delta depreciation, and Atlas depreciation, US department of defense said in a statement last Saturday
Lockheed Martin has won a $395 million from US Air Force for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities and extend spacecraft life to 15 years, 25 percent longer than any GPS satellites on orbit today
The US Air Force has awarded three separate contracts to Raytheon, L-3 Communication Systems and ViaSat estimated total $110 million for protected tactical service field demonstration (PTSFD). PTSFD will demonstrate the ability to provide wideband anti-jam communications to tactical users using the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) constellation and commercial SATCOM, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday
China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province on the back of a Long March 4C rocket, Xinhua reported Wednesday
Raytheon has been awarded a $9 million contract for engineering support services for the US Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) program. “Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,146,999 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00039-16-C-0050) to exercise an option for engineering support services for the Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) program,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
Lockheed Martin built, US Navys fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is ready for launch on Atlas V 551 on June 21 this year from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces
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