Lockheed Martin, a provider of advanced technology systems, has announced the development of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications system with the successful delivery of the core propulsion module for the second satellite in the program constellation.
The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all war fighters serving under the US Department of Defense. The AEHF propulsion system, which includes an electric propulsion system provided by Aerojet of Sacramento, California, is essential for maneuvering the satellite during transfer orbit to its final location as well as conducting on-orbit repositioning maneuvers throughout its mission life.
Jeff Smith, vice president and program manager of AEHF at Lockheed Martin, said: The smooth development and early delivery of this sophisticated hardware is the result of our relentless focus on achieving operational excellence and mission success for our customer. We look forward to our continued positive momentum as we begin the final assembly, integration and test of this second AEHF satellite next year.