Lockheed Martin delivers MUOS waveform for secure communications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., 9 Jan. 2013. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
Each MUOS satellite also includes a legacy UHF payload that is fully compatible with the current UHF Follow-on system and legacy terminals. The dual-payload design will assist in the transition as UHF is phased out.
The first MUOS satellite and associated ground system are currently providing initial on-orbit capability. The second MUOS satellite is expected to be launched in July 2013. Once it has completed on-orbit testing and checked-out with the MUOS ground system and a HMS Manpack terminal certified with the MUOS waveform, the system will begin to provide full WCDMA capability to users.
Lockheed Martin is under contract to deliver five MUOS satellites and the associated ground system to the U.S. Navy. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the MUOS prime contractor and system integrator. The Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems, Chantilly, Va., and its Communications Satellite Program Office, San Diego, Calif., are responsible for the MUOS program.