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
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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