Tag Archives: SATCOM

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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Space Dev’t Agency Seeking Low-Earth Orbit Satcom Capabilities

The Space Development Agency looks to use rapid acquisition authorities for satellite communications capabilities to establish a low-Earth orbit constellation, Space News reported Tuesday. Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a breakfast meeting that the armed forces need “ubiquitous communications” that an LEO constellation can provide.

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Army Seeks Satcom Capabilities for Integrated Tactical Network

The U.S. Army is looking to develop a tactical network to streamline integration operations between air and ground units during combat, C4ISRNET reported Sunday. Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, told attendees at forum with industry in Nashville, Tenn. that the Army component must be able to communicate effectively over great distances and “violently and decisively exploit developing opportunities on the battlefield.”

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Marine Corps Field Testing Mobile Satellite Communications Equipment

Since the first quarter of this year, the Marine Corps is field testing a satellite communications system that enables service personnel in all types of environments to make data and voice transmissions, DVIDS reported Tuesday. Mobile User Objective System is a narrowband satellite communications system comprised of software and antennas.

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