Lockheed Martin Team Completes On-Orbit Checkout Of Milstar

By | June 18, 2003 | Uncategorized

A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led team has completed an accelerated on-orbit checkout of the last Milstar II secure communications satellite and transferred full operational control of the spacecraft to the Air Force Space Command. The satellite now will be placed into service to support current military operations.

The Milstar satellite communications network supported military operations during the Iraqi war by providing secure transmission of critical targeting information and ground forces command and control data and will continue to ensure necessary communications for deployed forces around the globe.

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