The U.S. Space Force concluded the third increment of a first article test (FAT) for an anti-jamming technology designed for the service branch's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The Mitigation and Anti-Jam Enhancement capability underwent adaptive nulling and detection tests and cleared 165 requirements during the FAT.Read More »
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.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force is ready to launch the military branch’s first upgraded Wideband Global Satcom satellite on Dec. 7 onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket, Space News reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes the Boeing-built WGS-8 satellite is part of the military’s communication constellation that kicked space flight …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force plans to test a new tactical waveform on modems and terminals in 2018 in a move to further the service’s protected communications system initiative, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Air Force is also set to request for industry proposals in January 2015 and award a contract to build the modems in the summer of …Read More »
A Boeing-made global communications satellite launched Wednesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Reuters reported Wednesday. Irene Klotz writes the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite program is a partnership between the U.S. Air Force and allies such as Australia, who provided …Read More »