July 2019 Edition
Warfighter Comms Technologies
Dispatches Part I, Rocket Lab’s seventh Electron launch • Sitting in the middle of space history • Space Norway, Kongsberg Satellite Services and Northrop Grumman combine forces
Milsat News and Products of Note
Dispatches Part II, U.S. Navy C5ISR contracts to BAE Systems and Kratos • Sierra Nevada Corporation’s DSX satellite now on-orbit • SSTL celebrates launch of FORMOSAT-7
Milsat News and Products of Note
A Lack of First Responder Comms = Lost lives..., By Henrik Nørrelykke, Vice President, Land Mobile, Cobham SATCOM
To preserve safety and protect as many lives as possible, rural first responders should be supported by satellite-enabled Push-To-Talk extensions to their LMR radio — Henrik Nørrelykke, Vice President, Land Mobile, at Cobham SATCOM, offers his views regarding the technology and application for the first responder and NGO communiti
Constant Connectivity: For mission-critical communications, By Ulf Sandberg, Founder & Managing Director, Paradigm
Critical to the success of a mission is reliable and effective communication. The modern warzone demands live surveillance, high data transfer capability and detailed intelligence from reconnaissance missions. This will be achieved by deploying communication equipment which is mobile, reliable, rugged and easy to use.
The Government Satellite Report: A new space race..., By Ryan Schradin, Executive Editor, Government Satellite Report
After decades of innovation and invention in space being driven by the United States government, things have shifted, and private industry has taken over in both innovation and investment
Secure World Foundation (SWF) Insights: Avoiding conflict in outer space, By Secure World Foundation’s Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, and, Victoria Samson, Washington Officer Director, and, Chris Johnson, Space Law Advisor
There is growing concern that outer space may soon become an arena for armed conflict. Although outer space has long been used to support military and intelligence activities, many fear that the increased use and reliance on space may mean it becomes an active part of future conflicts between space powers. If armed conflict was to extend into outer space, it is likely to have serious implications for global civil and commercial space activities and the long-term sustainability of space that last far beyond the conflict. As such, there needs to be a sharper focus on how to avoid armed conflict extending into space.
COTM Land and Airborne Technologies: Vital components for successful missions, By Aaron Titus, Norsat International
Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) are the three crucial physical attributes that must be considered for COTM systems.
An MSUA Conversation with...Susan Miller , President and Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Government Inc., By Catherine Melquist, President, Mobile Satellite Users Association
The government and industry must collaborate together so private industry complements existing government resources, enhancing the robustness of the architecture.
Sensing the Future: The multi-domain battlespace is being powered by advances in semiconductors, By Ellen Hamilton, Director, Land & Avionics C4ISR, Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman
Gallium nitride’s ability to provide high power for signal amplification and pulse generation make it a natural fit for many military applications.
Achieving The Tactical Edge, Spotlight on Spectra’s Slingshot
Spectra’s SlingShot is undoubtedly a force multiplier.