Northrop Grumman completed and delivered some 36,000 miniature integrated electronic circuits for the payloads of the fifth and sixth AEHF satellites.
The third in a series of highly secure U.S. military communications satellites began transmitting in January.
Lockheed Martin has awarded Saft a multimillion-dollar contract to provide batteries for the fifth and sixth satellites in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency secure communications system.
The U.S. Air Force’s second AEHF secure communications satellite successfully completed on-orbit testing.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Sunnyvale, Calif., a $249 million fixed-priced contract to begin antenna and electronics fabrication and purchase other long-lead flight materials for the fifth and sixth spacecraft in the service’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) constellation of highly secure communications satellites, the Pentagon announced June 25. The work will take place in Sunnyvale and is expected to conclude by Nov. 1.