Lockheed Martin built, US Navy’s 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. Users with operational MUOS terminals can seamlessly connect beyond line-of-sight around the world and into the Global Information Grid. MUOS’ new commercial, cellular-based capabilities include simultaneous, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data, over a secure high-speed Internet Protocol-based system, ULA said in a statement.
MUOS-5 will mark the 63rd Atlas V since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in August 2002. MUOS-5 will be the seventh mission to launch in the 551 configuration; other missions launched in this configuration include four previous MUOS missions as well as the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Juno mission to Jupiter.
Lockheed Martin has received a $331.8 million contract from the US Army for the production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets
Canada has extended an earlier contract by inking $500 million agreement with Lockheed Martin to provide maintenance support and training for one of the militarys transport plane fleets. The agreement, which extended an earlier contract to 2021, was never publicly announced or put to a competition
Lockheed Martin has entered into a commercial cyber partnership with Intersets insider threat detection solution during the 2016 Gartner Risk and Security Summit conference in National Harbor, Md. “Insider Threats pose one of the highest risks to an organization, and thefts by malicious insiders are projected to double by 2017, approaching half a trillion dollars annually,” said Angie Heise, vice president, Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber
The United Launch Alliance is readying to send one of its Atlas V rockets to space to launch a classified reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is designed and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is part of the US intelligence program
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
The US Navy plans to use electromagnetic force to launch F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet of the deck from its next generation aircraft carrier next year. An operational launch of the Navys Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, will mark the first time in 60-years that a fighter has shot off of a ship without using the current steam-catapult systems, senior Navy officials were quoted as saying by Scout Friday
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