The satellite is expected to launch in summer 2015.
Lockheed has delivered a SBIRS craft to the U.S. Air Force and completed ground testing of MUOS.
The first of a new generation of mobile communications satellites built for the U.S. Navy has entered into service.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama has selected U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Syring as the next director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), according to a Pentagon announcement.
Globecomm Systems of Hauppauge, N.Y., DRS Technical Services of Herndon, Va., and L-3 Communications’ 3Di Technologies division of Hanover, Md., will provide satellite communications network equipment and related services to the U.S. Navy under contracts with a combined potential value of $85 million over the next five years, the Pentagon announced July 9.
The U.S. Navy’s first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite is on track to enter service in August following completion of on-orbit testing in late June, the satellite’s prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, announced on July 17.