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.