Northrop Grumman Completes Delivery of Fourth AEHF Protected Communications Payload Ahead of Schedule
A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=29506.
The payload's phased array, nulling and advanced v-band crosslink antennas were integrated and tested with the payload module that
The industry AEHF team is using a new hybrid satellite integration and test approach that allows
"This hybrid approach is providing an overall reduction in program cost and schedule," said
"We expected the hybrid approach to give our team more flexibility and efficiency, and it has exceeded our expectations," said
One Advanced EHF satellite provides greater total capacity than the entire 5-satellite legacy Milstar constellation with individual user data rates up to five times greater than seen on the Milstar system. The higher data rates will permit two-way, jam-resistant transmission of tactical military communication such as real-time video, battlefield maps and targeting data.
In addition to its critical tactical mission, Advanced EHF also will provide the survivable, protected and endurable communications to
Advanced EHF satellite payloads contain a full range of features that protect against a wide range of threats. These capabilities include anti-jamming, low probability of detection and intercept, rapid recovery during a nuclear event, the ability to operate through scintillation, greatly reduced risk from physical attack to ground systems, and significant protection from cyber attack
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/northrop-grumman-completes-delivery-of-fourth-aehf-protected-communications-payload-ahead-of-schedule-300006241.html
Amy Akmal, 424-254-6945, firstname.lastname@example.org