There are about 150 program managers who oversee satcom terminals across the Defense Department. It could take decades to upgrade up to 17,000 systems.
Study: The Pentagon needs to invest in a new mix of space constellations and information systems.
It’s time to allow trusted commercial operators to help government benefit from improved satellite operations
As we begin the New Year, commercial satellite providers have never had greater opportunities to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s ever-growing need for innovation in communications technology and service delivery.
Georgia-based company DataPath will be the U.S. Army’s new lead support for satcom field services, as well as supporting the Pentagon’s Combatant Commands, after winning a more-than $300 million contract, the company announced.
The NATO alliance is so far behind schedule in contracting for next-generation satellite communications capacity that it now must consider extending its current contract beyond the scheduled end in 2019, a senior NATO official said Nov. 10.
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat, which forced the U.S. Defense Department to scrap a September 2015 contract award to a competitor and conduct a new competition, on Feb. 11 filed a protest of the new request for bids.
The next 18 months are seen as crucial as the U.S. Air Force is expected to undertake an analysis of alternatives for wideband satellite capacity.
Our servicemen and women only want results, in the form of maximum capability, flexibility and resiliency.
In 2005, the United States had over 160,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Pentagon was ramping up remotely piloted vehicle operations over both war zones and military operational requirements filled government satellites to capacity…
The growth of satellite telecommunications is the story of government research and development, and technology-demonstration missions, aided by the occasional military system, gradually giving rise to a commercial space business.