Recent Military News
Airbus Defence and Space Moves Skynet 5A Satellite 41,631 Miles... Better Asia Pacific Protection + Secure Military Satcom
“The Skynet 5 constellation consists of the world’s most powerful, nuclear hardened and protected, military X-band and UHF satellites.”
A 3-D Printed UAS Successfully Launches + Flies From Royal Navy Warship
"The Royal Navy's Maritime Capability organisation is very interested in conceptual applications of unmanned and highly automated systems."—Royal Navy's Commander Maritime Capability (Aviation), Cdr. Bow Wheaton.
Norsat International's Portable Satellite Terminal Receives An Add-On Order
"This order builds upon the bookings momentum that we have had over the last year, especially within our military related businesses."—Dr. Amiee Chan, CEO, Norsat International.
Harris + CPqD Contracted Monitor + Control Brazilian Air Force
The contract will enable network operations center personnel to remotely monitor Brazilian Airspace Control System equipment, including surveillance, navigation, and communications systems.
Northrop Grumman's Success... U.S.A.F.'s OMS Accomplishes Integration Across Multiple Systems + Platforms
"The team's ability to rapidly demonstrate OMS has been nothing short of amazing and shows the speed at which capabilities can be developed when the Air Force and industry partner together,"
Newest Update Four Agencies Deliver Statements ... Go Baby Go! ULA's Second U.S.A.F. Satellite In Eight Days ... WGS-7 Launched
WGS is a new high-capacity satellite communications system providing enhanced communications capabilities to America's troops in the field for the next decade and beyond.
U.S. Air Force Academy + Surrey Satellite Technology-US...Supply The Crucial Needs Of Space Weather Forecasting
“iMESA-R will measure the first two of those parameters in low-Earth orbit.”—Dr. Richard Balthazor, Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC), U.S. Air Force Academy.
Scrub-A-Dub-Dub... ULA's Launch Of Air Force's WGS-7 Postponed
Potential for high winds are the culprit that postponed today's launch.
Boeing Proves The Power Of Military Ka-Band Services Through Inmarsat-5 F2 Satellite + Demos Digital GPS Signals
“These tests show users how they can seamlessly switch in the field between Inmarsat Global Xpress and WGS signals.”—Jim Mitchell, V.P., Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS).
Harris' Falcons Fly To Central Asia... $21Million Worth Of Secure Broadband COMs
The newest generation of the RF-7800W brings added capabilities, including increased throughput up to 428 Mbps.
U.S.A.F.'s Super Sensitive SBIRS GEO-3 Satellite In Storage @ Lockheed Martin
The scanning sensor provides continuous observation and surveillance for intercontinental ballistic missile launch detection.
Boeing's WGS 7 For USAF Going Way Out There On July 22 From Cape Canaveral AFS
"WGS-7, built by Boeing, is the first satellite under the contract that will produce vehicles 7-10."—Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Space & Missile Systems Center Commander + Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space.
GAO's Study Reveals DOD's Methods Of Procuring Commercial SATCOM Needs Some Fixing
The Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement of commercial satellite communications (SATCOM), or bandwidth, is fragmented and inefficient.
UPDATE: It Takes A Team... Four Agencies That Made Launch Of U.S.A.F.'s GPS IIF-10 A Success
The signals are so accurate that time can be measured to within a millionth of a second, velocity within a fraction of a mile per hour, and location to within feet.
Horizontal Wind Model Improves... Combines 73 Million Independent Observations From 44 Instruments Over Last 60 Years
The improved HWM pulls together 73 million independent observations from 44 different instruments obtained over the last 60 years...
The U.S.A.F.'s ORS-5 Launch Will Be Handled By An Orbital ATK Minotaur IV
"Launching from the Cape adds another capability to our program and brings us to four ranges from which Minotaur can launch."—Rich Straka, V.P. + GM, Launch Vehicles Division, Orbital ATK.
China/Brazil's Mutual Satellite Now In Orbit... Launched In December 2014
Data from the satellite will be used in crop estimate, survey of geological disasters and other fields, and will be provided to African and Latin American countries for free...
U.S.A.F. Awards General Atomics $21.1 Million For Predator+ Reaper Simulators... Deliver Real Results
The Predator and Reaper flight simulators enable students to master the art of flying and operating the Predator and Reaper UAVs using actual flight hardware.
SMC's Systems Support NASA's Launch... Sends In The Balloons
The launch window was only three minutes long - so timing the launch with favorable winds was critical.
Command Of The U.S.A.F.'s 30th Space Wing @ Vandenberg Air Force Base Turned Over To Colonel Moss
"The things we do here are unbelievably important, and the people who do them are simply amazing."—Colonel J. Christopher Moss, Commander, 30th Space Wing.