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Space Command Accepts WGS-10 SATCOM Into Operational Constellation

U.S. Space Command has accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication constellation following the completion of on-orbit testing performed by a team of engineers and operators from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy.

The team validated the Boeing-manufactured satellite's anti-jam capabilities and cybersecurity techniques and procedures that will be integrated into the entire constellation and then recommended it for acceptance into the WGS system, the Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday

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Army Plans Technology Procurements for Network Modernization; Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher Quoted

The U.S. Army is preparing to purchase assets needed for the construction of a new battlefield network, Federal News Network said Tuesday. The service branch's team of network designers has been working to identify technology sets that would undergo fielding in batches every two years.

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Navy Completes Last Test Requirement of MUOS Satcom System

The U.S. Navy has concluded the final critical testing phase of the Mobile User Objective System, a narrowband satellite communications technology. Results of the multiservice operational test and evaluation say the system is operationally effective, cybersecure, suitable for operations and ready for transition, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Serco Secures $49M IDIQ Contract to Deliver System Engineering/Technical Services for U.S. Navy; Dave Dacquino Quoted

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center has selected Serco to receive a potential five-year, $49 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver system engineering technical services for the Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) program, Serco announced on Tuesday.

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John Ferrari: Army Looks to Space Development Agency for LEO-Based Satcom Capabilities

The U.S. Army kicked off discussions with the Space Development Agency to help provide ground forces access to satellites in the low-Earth orbit, SpaceNews reported Sunday. Ferrari, who most recently served as director of program analysis and evaluation at the Army, said that the SDA will play a lead role in serving as a space systems architect and establishing standards to facilitate the delivery of broadband communications and other LEO-based services to all service branches. 

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