Russian Updated GLONASS Navigation System To Enter Service By 2016

August 25, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation network, after being updated according to the Russian Defense Ministry requirements, will be made available for service by the end of 2015. "Just the other day the [Russian] Aerospace Forces held a meeting on the issue and came to an opinion that the tests [of GLONASS] should...

Airbus Launches Ariane 5 Satellite Launch Vehicle

August 21, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully launched the workhorse Ariane 5 satellite launch vehicle from the Kourou, French Guiana, launch pad. The latest 225th launch put two communications satellites into geostationary orbit, once again demonstrating the reliability of the European launcher, the company announced Thursday

US Navy Accepts Third Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Communications Satellite

June 4, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that its third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was accepted by US Navy, following the successful completion of on-orbit testing. MUOS-3, which was launched on January 20, is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications...

Lockheed Martin To Integrate Software Based Apps Into Ground Station Solutions

April 16, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that it will integrate customized applications or apps into its ground station solutions to offer more efficiency between operators and missions. "We want to shape the future of the industry," said Vinny Sica, vice president of Space Ground Solutions for Lockheed Martin

United Launch Alliance Launches 9th GPS IIF Satellite For US Air Force

March 26, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite on Wednesdays for the US Air Force. This mission was launched aboard a Delta IV Medium-plus (4,2) configuration Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) using a single ULA common booster core powered by...

UK Selects Airbus' Satellite To Track Ground Assets

March 11, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Airbus Defence and Space to provide satellite airtime for air and ground tracking of ground assets and helicopters on a worldwide basis. The contract is for the provision of Iridium Short Burst Data and Iridium Rudics Data Minutes for the MOD's established Asset Tracking System (ATS), Helicopter ATS (HeATS) and Ground ATS (GrATS), the company announced in its press release on Wednesday

French-Italian Military Communication Satellite ‘Sicral-2’ Will Be Launched In April

March 5, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Italian Ministry of Defense and French Defense procurement agency DGA will Ariane 5 launch Sicral 2 military telecommunications satellite on April 15, Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Finmeccanica said in a statement Wednesday. After being developed at the Thales Alenia Space plants in Rome, lAquila, Cannes and Toulouse, the satellite has been integrated in Rome and Turin facilities and then underwent environmental tests at the company's plant in Cannes

Rafael To Present C-DOME Defense System, Iron Dome And SPICE 250 Munition...

February 16, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will debut the C-DOME, a Naval Point Defense System at the AEROINDIA 2015 this week. The system is designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats

US Navy’s MUOS-3 Communications Satellite Launched

January 21, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

The US Navys third MUOS Secure Communications Satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been responding to commands after the launch yesterday. The MUOS satellite constellation operates like a smart phone network in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move

Airbus To Manufacture Falcon Eye 'Spy Satellite' For UAE

December 11, 2014 @ 08:03 AM

Airbus Defence and Space has signed as the leader of the industrial team (including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor), a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development, manufacture and launch of Falcon Eye, a high-performance optical Earth-observation satellite system. The contract was officially signed by the United Arab Emirates in August 2014 and is now entering into force

Lockheed Martin Delivers MUOS For Atlas V Rocket Launch

November 7, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have delivered the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where it will be prepared for a January 2015 liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. MUOS operates like a smart phone cell tower in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move

Rheinmetall Reports 9 Percent Increase In Consolidated Sales For 2014

November 6, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Rheinmetall Group generated consolidated sales of €3,215 million in the first nine months of 2014, increasing its business volume by €259 million or 9 % year-on-year. Growth stood at 11 % after adjusting for currency effects