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Boeing Hands Over Control of 10th WGS Satellite to Air Force

Boeing officially transferred control of the the 10th company-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to the U.S. Air Force's 4th Space Operations Squadron at a ceremony that took place Thursday at Schriever AF Base in Colorado. The service branch said Friday that WGS-10 represents the second satellite of its kind that an Air Force component has accepted since the merger of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron and 4th SOPS. 

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Air Force Aims to Boost Military Satcom System’s Cybersecurity With New Software, Ground Equipment

The U.S. Air Force has begun to develop new software and ground system to protect military satellite communications equipment operating through the service’s Wideband Global Satcom system from cyber threats, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The service has started to work on anti-jam communications software – Protected Tactical Waveform – and ground platform …

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Army Certifies Viasat Airborne Modem for Wideband Global Satcom Network; Ken Peterman Quoted

Viasat has received Army Forces Strategic Command authorization to operate a dual-band internet modem on the U.S. military’s Wideband Global Satellite Communications network. ARSTRAT certified the Mobile Broadband Router-4020 platform for military users to connect when they perform airborne missions, Viasat said Tuesday. Ken Peterman, president of Viasat’s government systems business, said that …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Should Leverage Commercial Tech for Satcom Architecture Integration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government should direct appropriations toward efforts that leverage commercial satellite communication platforms to establish an integrated satcom architecture. “For 2019, a strong leadership is needed to apply funding resources to take full advantage of the forward-looking …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom as a Service, Wideband Global Satcom at Kratos Podcast

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, said in a Kratos Defense & Security Solutions podcast aired Wednesday that satellite communications as a service works to provide military and commercial users with a “full end-to-end” communications capability. Cowen-Hirsch told Constellations podcast moderator John Gilroy that …

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