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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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Holger Lueschow: European Govsatcom Demo to Commence Next Summer

Holger Lueschow, satellite communications program manager at the European Defense Agency, said the European Govsatcom demonstration project will begin to deliver Satcom services to government users next summer, Space News reported Wednesday. The Govsatcom project will utilize pooling and asset sharing efforts to mitigate challenges related to the affordability, security and …

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National Guard Provides Comms System to Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The U.S. National Guard has rolled out satellite communications systems in an effort to address communication gaps in hurricane-affected U.S. territories. The Guard said Friday its Joint Incident Site Communications Capability is designed to facilitate high-frequency radio, data, video and voice communications between first responders. Four JISCCs are currently on-site in …

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Air Force’s Winston Beauchamp: Commercial Satcom Services Key to Military Satcom Security

Winston Beauchamp, U.S. Air Force deputy undersecretary for space, has said the use of commercial satellite communications services could help secure military satcom systems and end reliance on single items for support, Space News reported Tuesday. Phillip Swarts writes Beauchamp said at a Defense One event that the military’s space-based systems should evolve from …

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DISA Invites Allies to Join Iridium Mobile Satellite Services Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has called on U.S. allied countries to join the agency’s program that works to provide unlimited access to Iridium‘s constellation of mobile communications satellites, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes Clare Grason, DISA program manager of the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services program, said allies can pay a fixed …

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Air Force Develops RPA Course for Electronic Combat Officers

The U.S. Air Force has established its first remotely piloted aircraft course for electronic combat officers through a collaboration between the 57th Wing, 432nd Wing, 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 26th Weapons Squadron. The Air Force said Wednesday the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper course works to address a demand to have a certified ECO instruction …

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Space News: US Air Force Eyes New Satellites for Wideband Satcom Demand

The U.S. Air Force has examined the possibility of a new three-satellite constellation as part of an effort to meet the Defense Department’s future wideband communications requirements, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes the three-satellite constellation remains an abstract idea for the Air Force at present and is in the …

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