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Survey Says: MilCom Networks Are Fragile, Outdated

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Those polled said that resiliency and cyber protection are the two most valued requirements for future milcom systems. The survey also found that there is widespread agreement that the current acquisition systems in place across the Air Force, Army, Navy and DoD are too creaky.

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Revolutionary SATCOM Vision Hits Raymond’s Desk: AFSPC

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The vision itself isn’t the only thing that is needed, industry sources say. A concept of operations is required for how the Air Force will manage different user needs and interact with different industry providers. “The vision is out, but there is no concept of operations,” said one source.

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Milsatcom First Test For SMC 2, Systems Engineers LinQuest

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“Everybody is watching SMC right now,” says Chris Beres of LinQuest, which has secured a new contract to help the Air Force with its SMC 2.0 revamp.

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SDA Prioritizes Missile Tracking, Satellite Links

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The RFI explains that SDA is looking to potential contractors to supply “concepts for rapid prototyping, risk-reduction efforts that could be demonstrated in less than 18 months” that link to its proposed architecture.

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SATCOM Experts: AsiaSat Sales Not Threat to National Security

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  UPDATED WASHINGTON: US commercial satellite sales to AsiaSat, and the company’s leasing of communications bandwidth to China, are not threats to US national security, say experts — contrary to charges by Republican Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst. Instead, US export control law very deliberately has been crafted to encourage such sales in a… Keep reading →

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

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Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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SOCOM Sticks With Leonardo DRS For Commercial Satcom

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Leonardo DRS keeps on keeping SOCOM connected.

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DARPA’s R3D2: Big Company Makes Small Sat Fast

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The R3D2 spacecraft’s cutting-edge antenna is “compressed into a small volume and then blooms on orbit,” explains Northrop Grumman’s Scott Stapp.

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Wilson: DoD Study Finds ‘Exquisite’ Satellites Still Needed

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“Launching hundreds of cheap satellites each year as a substitute” for current milspace systems “will result in failure on America’s worst day if we relay on them alone,” Wilson says.

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‘This Is Our Sputnik Moment:’ Rep. Bridenstine Offers Sweeping Space Bill

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COLORADO SPRINGS: Declaring the words in the headline, a junior congressman from Oklahoma who has stepped into a void of space leadership in the House, Rep. James Bridenstine, boldly told a jaded audience of senior space officials, diplomats, enthusiasts and the aerospace industry today that America “must forever be the preeminent spacefaring nation.” Bridenstine unveiled his American… Keep reading →

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