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Airmen practice tactical operations during a Predator simulator mission (Air Force)
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Holger Lueschow EDA's, satellite communications program manager (left) and  Hermann Ludwig Moeller, head of ESA’s Institutional and European Programmes Office (center), speak at Govaatcom for European Defence and Security 2016. Credit: govsatcom.lu
GovSat-1 will be a multi-mission satellite that will use X-band and military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams to support multiple operations. Credit: SES
Panoramic view of Luxembourg (Luxembourg for Finance)
Global Milsatcom conference under way in London Nov. 7, 2017
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Kratos’ current network of RF monitoring and interference detection sensors and geolocation systems. Credit: Kratos
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The future prospects of commercial satcom meeting government and DoD needs is bright," said Intelsat General Corp. President Skot Butler.  "While we can’t wait for activities like the Wideband Analysis of Alternatives to conclude, and procurement decisions to be made, commercial moves quickly to meet emerging demands across our user segments, government and otherwise." Credit: Intelsat General Corp.
Eutelsat reported a sharply improved environment for U.S. Defense Department contracting of commercial-satellite capacity during the most recent renewal period. Credit: SpaceNews graphic/Lance Marburger
Britain's Skynet 5 system was financed by Airbus and is scheduled to end around 2020. Britain's next step is unclear. Credit: Airbus