Lockheed Martin Delivers Second AEHF Satellite
[Satellite TODAY 02-29-12] Lockheed Martin has delivered the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral, the company announced Feb. 27. The satellite will be readied for an April 2012 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.
The AEHF system is the successor to the five-satellite Milstar constellation and will provide significantly improved global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving U.S. national security.
Lockheed Martin is currently under contract to provide four AEHF satellites and the mission control segment. The program has begun advanced procurement of long-lead components for the fifth and sixth AEHF satellites.