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November 06, 2012

SS/L Develops Satellite Communications for MILSATCOM

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor


Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is developing affordable design concepts for next generation Protected Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM).

The company has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to this end.

“The protected MILSATCOM contract is an opportunity for SS/L to continue its efforts to serve the U.S. Government with cost-effective solutions based on commercial market innovation,” said John Celli, president of SS/L.

Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) provides commercial satellites and has delivered timely and affordable high-performance commercial satellite systems in a successful manner.

It is also a prime contractor leading several protected communications system and technology domain expert companies. This wealth of experience makes the company well-positioned to provide proven solutions with shorter schedules at lower, better controlled costs.

SS/L is also equipped to defend against growing and changing intentional jamming and cyber threat, while continuing to deliver advanced communications capability to the warfighter.

The SMC program aims to develop practical new architectures and technologies to protect high security communications. Space Systems/Loral will leverage its expertise and existing technologies from commercial developments together with existing military technologies provided by a team of domain experts to assess options for both space and ground segment design.

“Working with our industry partners, we will use domain expertise, proven military technology, and our supply chain efficiencies to quickly bring increased capability to the warfighter,” added Celli.

Space Systems/Loral delivers reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. The company was in news last month for announcing its new satellite designed and build for EchoStar.




Edited by Brooke Neuman



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