U.S. Navy’s MUOS Satellite Completes On-orbit Testing

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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.

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Comtech Subsidiary Faces Layoffs after Navy Cancels JMAPS

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PARIS — Satellite communications hardware builder Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said near-term outlook for its AeroAstro microsatellite division is in doubt with the cancellation of a U.S. Navy program that had been the division’s showcase project.

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U.S. Navy Paying More for Solid Rocket Motors

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The U.S. Navy next year will pay 85 percent more for the solid rocket motors that power its Trident 2 D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles in part due to the cancellation of NASA’s Constellation program, a Navy official told lawmakers April 6.

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U.S. Navy Paying More for Solid Rocket Motors

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The U.S. Navy next year will pay 85 percent more for the solid rocket motors that power its Trident 2 D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles in part due to the cancellation of NASA’s Constellation program, a Navy official told lawmakers April 6.

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Navy Awards Iridium $13M for Tactical Comm Work

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Iridium Communications of McLean, Va., said March 14 it had received a $13.4 million contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Dahlgren Division in Virginia to expand the range and number of hand-held push-to-talk radios the so-called Netted Iridium can accommodate.

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U.S. Navy Sub Test Fires Lockheed-built Missile

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A U.S. Navy submarine floating beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean fired an unarmed Trident D5 strategic missile, marking the 135th consecutive successful test flight of the Lockheed Martin-built weapon since 1989.

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Astrotech Wins Navy MUOS Pre-launch Work

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Astrotech Corp. of Austin, Texas, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to provide payload processing for a satellite communications system set to begin launching in 2012, the company announced Jan. 7.

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U.S. Navy Orders Satellite Terminals from Raytheon

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Raytheon Network Centric Systems of McKinney, Texas, was awarded the first increment of a contract that could be worth as much as $1 billion over five years to provide secure satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy, according to an Oct. 18 Raytheon press release.

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ViaSat Gets $5.5 Million Order for U.S. Navy Communication Terminals

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ViaSat Inc. has received a $5.5 million order from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego for tactical radio system terminals and spares, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company announced in a Sept. 27 press release.

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