A lesson from the Ukraine war is the resiliency provided by large proliferated constellations, said Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations of the Space Force
Small GEO satellite operator Astranis sees an opportunity to break into the defense market as the military seeks to diversify its communications architecture
Leonardo DRS sold its satellite communications business to SES for $450 million after considering bids from several interested buyers.
The Pentagon is now looking at how it will implement a 'zero trust' cybersecurity architecture across all DoD systems.
The 2022 NDAA directs the Pentagon to brief lawmakers on military use of commercial satellite communications services, specifically those from non-geostationary orbit satellites.
In a demonstration earlier this month, Intelsat and OneWeb provided broadband internet service to U.S. Army users via satellites in low Earth orbit and in geostationary orbit.
The Defense Innovation Unit in a new solicitation is asking the companies for ideas on how to build a “hybrid architecture” of government and commercial satellites.
A total of 11 Army and four Navy organizations are transferring to the Space Force
Under a new agreement with U.S. defense contractor Peraton, OneWeb’s satellite communications services will be more widely available to military users in hard-to-reach areas, including ships at sea.
The U.S. Space Force later this year will begin to take over the operation of 11 Navy narrowband communications satellites.
The Army is looking at commercially managed satellite communications services for it logistics network.
Intelsat’s managed-broadband service is called FlexGround Communications-On-The-Move.
The contract had been previously given to Inmarsat but had to be re-competed after Peraton successfully protested the award.
The “United States Space Force Vision for Satellite Communications” was approved by Gen. John Raymond on Jan. 23.
The Infrastructure Asset Pre-Assessment (IA-Pre) program will be run by the Air Force Space Command’s commercial satellite communications office.
Maj. Gen. Gallagher: The problem today is insufficient capacity and high latency in satellite links.
The Pentagon is moving to establish U.S. Space Command to take over warfighting responsibilities while the procurement of equipment and services would be handled by the Space Force, under the Department of the Air Force.
With the introduction of cost-effective wideband commercial communication satellites, satellite operator are rapidly transforming the technical and business models of legacy fixed services to offer SATCOM as a Service approaches pioneered by trusted mobile satellite operators.
The roaming test was part of an Air Force pilot project that is looking at ways to use commercial satellite services to lower the cost and increase the resiliency of military communications.