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Advanced EHF Satellite

Lockheed Martin / Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman demonstrated the capability of current tactical Milstar Satellite Communications (SATCOM) terminals to operate with the company's Extremely High Frequency (EHF) satellite communications payloads developed for the Lockheed Martin Advanced EHF system.

U.S. Air Force and civilian personnel conduct tests at Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, Calif., showing that current and future military satellite communications systems will be compatible with each other. The tests showed that legacy Milstar terminals operated by the U.S. Army and Air Force will be able to send and receive data through the next-generation Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite system. (Northrop Grumman Photo)The Lockheed Martin-led team is currently under contract to provide three Advanced EHF satellites and the mission control system. The system will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for U.S. warfighters.

Testing involved the Army's Secure Mobile Anti-jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) and Single Channel Anti-jam Man-Portable (SCAMP) terminals operating at Milstar low- and medium-data rates, along with the Air Force's Command Post and Lincoln Laboratory's Advanced EHF Universal System Test Terminals (AUST-T). Tests are planned for U.S. Navy terminals in the near future.

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